65 Delano Road, Woolwich, Maine
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Born in Hanover, NH, raised in Massachusetts, and for the last 36 years a resident of coastal Maine, my roots and traditions are solidly New England. This heritage is reflected in my designs and workmanship, with a style grounded in traditional New England and Shaker forms.

My career began with an apprenticeship in boatbuilding here in Maine, and for about five years dorylaunchI did primarily boat work, building new and repair, in boatyards and independently. But for the past thirty years I have been crafting furniture and interior cabinets. From my one-man shop, I build high quality, made to order pieces for customers throughout the country.

I am also concerned with fostering the trade and handcrafts, and have organized shows and workshops, demonstrated in classrooms, and taught at a furniture making school. I am a past president of the Maine Woodworkers Association.

More recently, I have written six articles for Fine Woodworking magazine (cover boy in April, 2000 & March 2009!), and had projects included in several publications.

My wife, Jennifer, and I have two children.

Some highlights:

EDUCATION: Phillips Academy (Andover, MA) (1964); Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), BA degree (1968)

CRAFTS EDUCATION: Self taught in furniture and cabinetmaking; apprenticeship in boatbuilding at the Apprenticeshop (Bath, ME) (1975-77)

ORGANIZATIONS: Maine Woodworkers Assn., 1983-present (President, 1990-93, Exec. Board, 1989-95); Maine Crafts Assn. (1986-present); JURIED SHOWS: “Interiors” at Viewpoints (Wiscasset, ME) (1988); Maine Woodworkers Assn. Members’ Show (1985), first prize award; Maine Coast Artists Craft Show (Camden, ME) (1991, 1993); Portland Crafts Show (Maine Crafts Assn) (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997), celebrity showcase pick (1997); “Useful Designs: Maine Chairs from Tool to Utility” at the Blaine House (Augusta, ME) (1997); Paradise City Arts Festival (Northampton, MA) (1998); "Painters, Players & Poets" (multi-media show currently touring)fwcover2

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (Rockport, ME) (eight years); numerous workshops and demonstrations

HONORS: Early American Homes magazine’s Directory of America’s 200 Best Traditional Craftsmen (1994-97, annually)

PUBLICATIONS: Six articles in Fine Woodworking magazine; included in Traditional Projects (Taunton Press), Kerry Pierce, Custom Furniture Source Book (Taunton Press), Peter Turner, Blanket Chests (Taunton Press)

OTHER INTERESTS: soccer, tennis, camping, boating of all sorts, school board (seven years as chair), raising kids, and being a dad and husband!


August, 2011

stoolcherryI have this stool in a very fun and innovative art show, "Painters, Players & Poets", now at the Boothbay (Maine) Opera House, and moving soon to the Portland Public Library. It pairs sixteen painters with the same number of musicians/poets, with one of each pair reacting through their art to the other. So, you can look at a Dahlov Ipcar painting while listening to a piano work by Paul Sullivan, for instance. While you absorb the art, you can sit on one of sixteen chairs or stools by Maine craftsmen, including me. Take a look at the show website.

65 Delano Road, Woolwich, Maine