Wonder Women 166 – Karen Ernst

Wonder Women 166 – Karen Ernst Karen is a professor in the art department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she has been teaching all levels of Woodworking and Furniture Design since 2004. She holds a BA in Studio art and an MFA in Furniture Design. The furniture and sculptural objects she designs and builds […]

Wonder Women 165 – Kelly Parker

Wonder Women 165 – Kelly Parker Kelly Parker is a woodworker and furniture maker whose work is all about transformation and discovery. Kelly first started woodworking when in High School as an art elective. She then went on to get a degree in Biochemistry and spent 18 years as a chemist. Eventually she made the […]

Wonder Women 164 – Consuelo of Latinas Welding Guild

Wonder Women 164 – Consuelo of Latinas Welding Guild Consuelo, a Guatemalan-born functional artist and welder has a goal to empower women personally, creatively and economically through welding. She established the Latinas Welding Guild as a non-profit organization in 2017.  Having seen first hand the struggles of the Latino community, she formed the guild to […]

Wonder Women 163 – Sophie Glenn

Wonder Women 163 – Sophie Glenn Born and raised in New York City, Sophie received her BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College, and her MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University.  She has exhibited her work across the country, and has been fortunate to receive several grants, fellowships, […]

Wonder Women 162 – Wu of Work in Use

Wonder Women 162 – Wu of Work in Use Wu worked as a furniture maker for 5 years in New York City prior to receiving her MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design. An injury in the woodshop, hours of reflection, and a passion for both movement and making is what crafted […]

Wonder Women 161 – Sarah Marriage

Wonder Women 161 – Sarah Marriage Sarah is a maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, she studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The Krenov School of Fine Furniture. Sarah was the 2015 recipient of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship, through […]

Episode 124 – Amanda of Lovingly Amanda

Episode 124 – Amanda of Lovingly Amanda Amanda is a Mom and Apprentice Luthier near Nashville, TN. In her childhood, she did sports and gymnastics. She did not play any instruments. She was introduced to instrument when she decided to learn to play the violin as a way to get one of her children to […]

Wonder Women 029 – Rachel of Moody Makes

Wonder Women 029 – Rachel of Moody Makes Rachel is a teacher, student and woodworker. Originally from California, she now lives on the East coast with her Wife. Though she was a creative child, she did not have much exposure to woodworking outside of her middle school shop class. She revisited woodworking as an adult […]

Episode 123 – Alicia of Hylton Daniel Design

Episode 123 – Alicia of Hylton Daniel Design Alicia Hylton-Daniel was a paralegal studying to take the LSATs in the winter of 2002 when a house fire caused by a faulty fireplace to her new Durham home changed everything. The infuriating process of dealing with less than honest insurance claims folks and mostly “good ‘ol […]

Wonder Women 035 – Taji of Melanated Maker DIY

Wonder Women 035 – Taji of Melanated Maker DIY Taji is a wife, project manager, woodworker, carpenter, and DIY enthusiast. She spent her childhood and early adulthood really trying all the things, searching for that “thing” that would be her creative outlet that would feed her soul. Buying her first house with her husband is […]