National Speakers

Alf Sharp (September 20 and 21)

Alf is a master furniture maker from Woodbury, Tennessee. With a strong focus on period furniture, Alf works in what he refers to as the “old-world manner, one piece at a time, and no compromises are made in materials or workmanship.”

Seri Robinson (October 18 and 19)

Seri Robinson is a professor of wood anatomy at Oregon State University and a bio artist. Their work blurs the lines between science and art as they focus on the ways in which fungi in wood and natural decay create aesthetic opportunities.

Paul Schürch (November 22 and 23)

Paul is the proprietor of Schürch Woodworking. He held apprenticeships in piano and pipe organ building, boat building, furniture restoration, and marquetry with both wood and stone. These experiences instilled in him an aptitude for finding material solutions, creating different processes, and tuning his sense of design esthetics in creating fine furniture and art.

Tom McLaughlin (January 17 and 18)

Mike Mascelli (February 21 and 22)

Dave Hurwitz (March 20 and 21)

Glen Lucas (May 21 through 24)