Sharing stories from the woodshop.
We are gathering the stories of women and gender non-conforming woodworkers across the United States and beyond, through in-depth personal interviews across a workbench, as well as a broader survey.
We are focusing on fine woodworking, rather than production, cabinetmaking, or carpentry on the one hand, or studio art on the other. For all of our makers, fine woodworking is an essential part of their professional identity, as they create work that blurs the edges between art, design, and craft. Most often making their own work–not to others' design–each finds a balance between the use of technology and traditional hand work, explores the relative importance of function, builds community, and navigates contemporary economic constraints and possibilities.
Interviews To Date:
Jennifer Anderson San Diego, CA
Erin Dace Behling San Diego, CA
Emily Bunker Philadelphia, PA
Ashley Eriksmoen Canberra, Australia (via Skype)
Nancy Hiller Bloomington, IN
Barbara Holmes Oakland, CA
Katie Hudnall Indianapolis, IN
Wendy Maruyama San Diego, CA
Sarah Marriage Baltimore, MD
Yvonne Mouser San Francisco, CA
Mira Nakashima New Hope, PA
Christy Oates Fennimore, WI
J Sassaman San Francisco, CA
SIOSI Design Bloomington, IN
Rosanne Somerson Providence, Rhode Island
Michaela Crie Stone Rockport, Maine
Fo Wilson Chicago, IL
Susan Working, San Francisco, CA
Debey Zito Sebastopol, CA