Miguel Gomez-Ibanez is an architect and studio furniture maker and has been President of North Bennet Street School since 2006. He has taught courses in fine furniture making for over ten years and has contributed articles and essays on furniture and design to a number of books and magazines, including Fine Wood Working, Woodworker's Journal and Furniture Studio. His work has been featured in House and Garden, Good Housekeeping, American Craft and Accent Home and Garden and has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. Miguel has served as President of The Furniture Society and as a member of the Collections Committee of the Fuller Craft Museum.
Judith Hanson is a sculptor and furniture maker and the woodshop studio manager at MassArt. She completed the cabinet and furniture program at Boston's North Bennet Street School before pursuing studies in sculpture and mixed media at MassArt. She has taught woodworking classes at the North Bennet Street School and other programs since 1994.
Thomas Russell is Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at MassArt, where he received his BFA. His collections and client work include the Fei Company, Micrion Corporation, and Industrial Sensors Incorporated. He has extensive experience in both freelance and corporate manufacturing, engineering, management and design.
Mitch Ryerson holds a BA in Furniture Design from the Boston University Program in Artisanry and has been crafting fine furniture for twenty years. He has exhibited widely, received numerous awards and grants and is included in many public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fuller Museum, the Mint Art Museum and Mount Ida College.
Peter Thibeault is an industrial designer and principal at Thibeault Design, Inc. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and attended the Graduate Studio Program in Fine Arts at the
University of Rhode Island. His awards include 1st Annual Bronze Bean Award, Boston IDSA; Finalist for Best of Show Award, The Glorified Goblet, Signature Gallery; Award of Excellence, Furniture of the ‘90's,Houston. His work has also been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum.
Matt Wajda is a 2000 graduate of the NBSS Cabinet & Furniture Making program. His custom furniture making business, River City Furnituremaking, is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is active in commission and design work and has clients througout the east coast. Matt's work is often exhibited in galleries in Portsmouth and Boston.
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