The realm of wood finishing and its related decorative arts can be intimidating for the inexperienced hand. I enjoy passing along the knowledge and experience I have gathered from twenty years in the field.

Two of the schools that I've taught at are:

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.

Wood Finishing – A grant program aimed at minority women, classes are designed to assist in opening their own business and/or break into the field of furniture restoration.

Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, Manchester CT.

A variety of classes are offered from basic wood finishing to gilding.Please contact the school for its schedule.

Private Instruction

For those interested in one on one instruction, I offer private classes in my shop. Please contact me for specifics.


Seminars that include lecture and hands on demonstrations can be tailored to meet a group’s specific requirements.  Past seminars conducted include:

SAPFM, Society of Period Furniture Makers
The use of dyes and shellac in period furniture.

Georgia Woodworkers Guild
Wood Finishing

AWFS Las Vegas, Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers
Live demonstration of various wood finishing techniques. The business of finishing.

The Woodworking Show, 2010-2011
Basic and Advanced Wood Finishing

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