William Hunter has been a professional studio wood artist since 1969. He was founding director of the American Association of Woodturners and, subsequently, founding director of the Woodturning Center. More than 100 pieces of his work are in 25 museum collections across the nation. In 2005 the Long Beach Museum of Art honored Hunter with a thirty-five year retrospective and book, Transforming Vision. That same year he received a lifetime achievement award from the Collectors of Wood Art.
Garrett Hack builds contemporary interpretations of Federal and other classic American styles on his farm in Thetford Center, Vermont. A furniture maker for 36 years, Garrett originally trained at Boston University's Program in Artisanry. He is the author of The Handplane Book (Taunton Press, 1997) and Classic Hand Tools (Taunton Press,1999). His articles appear frequently in Fine Woodworking, to which he is a Contributing Editor. Garrett is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association.
John Dunnigan is a furniture designer, maker, and educator who serves on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design, in the Department of Furniture Design. His work has been shown in over one hundred exhibitions, including ten solo exhibitions, and is represented in public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. John’s furniture has also been included in dozens of publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Boston Globe.