2018's Featured Demonstrators are:

Mary May, Freddy Roman, and Andrew Hunter

Mary May

  Mary May studied woodcarving from a variety of master carvers throughout Europe and the US. She has been working as a freelance sculptor in Charleston, SC for over 25 years and specializes in the classic European style. Her works include details for antique furniture reproductions, architectural ornaments for buildings, and sculptures. For some time now, she has been passing on her knowledge and expertise in courses at various woodworking schools in North America and Europe, including Mark Adam's School of Woodworking, Roy Underhill's The Woodright's School, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking and Dictum Woodworking school in Germany. She also runs an online woodcarving school with more than 300 instructional videos and has completed her first book on Carving the Acanthus Leaf.


Demonstrations by Mary May

Introduction to Relief Carving for Furniture

Freddy Roman

  Freddy Roman apprenticed under master craftsmen Philip C. Lowe at the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts (FIM) in Beverly, MA. After graduating Freddy has worked for conservation studios and cabinet shops restoring furniture, making built-ins, kitchens, architectural elements, and reproducing museum quality furniture. Freddy has also continued to study in the field of period furniture, restoration, and conservation from today's master.  

In 2007 Freddy opened a furniture making and restoration studio located in Acton, MA. Freddy is currently working for private clients, institutions, and conservation studios. When Freddy isn't working in the studio, he can be found educating the public, teaching and demonstrating across the United States.

Demonstrations by Freddy Roman

Table Joinery, Dovetail School Box


Andrew Hunter

  Andrew is a custom furniture maker working and living in New York's Hudson Valley.  Best known for his use of traditional Japanese hand tools,  Andrew demonstrates and teaches throughout the Northeast.   As a self-taught woodworker he offers a unique perspective to other Americans exploring Eastern woodworking.  His workshops demonstrate that by understanding the fundamental principles behind other cultures' tools and techniques all woodworkers can benefit.  A frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine, he is eager to share what he has learned in his twenty plus years of making furniture.

Demonstrations by Andrew Hunter

Sliding Dovetail Battens in Classical Chinese Furniture,


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