About the Instructor
Based in Richmond, VA, Mark has worked in wood for over 40 years. His work has included traditional designs inspired by antique furniture, contemporary pieces and furniture using repurposed materials. Mark has built custom furniture for several churches throughout Virginia, including altars, ambos, presider’s chairs and other pieces. In the last several years, a portion of his work has migrated toward natural edge furniture design, exploring the integration of the wood’s innate form with the functionality of art furniture. Most recently, he has been developing his “Twisted” series which incorporates bent and twisted laminations in everyday furniture pieces. He teaches woodworking at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and The John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Mark’s studio is in Richmond where he shares his space with talented woodworkers, furniture makers and a luthier. Beautiful furniture and music emanate from his studio as a result.