Aspen Golann is a furniture maker, artist and educator whose work explores gender and power through the manipulation of iconic American furniture forms. Trained as a 17th-19th century woodworker, she mines the intersections of sexuality, identity, decorative arts and contemporary craft in a range of works including fine furniture and sculpture. Aspen has received the Mineck Fellowship, a Windgate residency at SDSU, The Maxwell Hanrahan Award in Craft, a Critical Craft Fellowship at Winterthur Museum and is a member of the 2023 Teaching Artist Cohort through the Center for Craft. She serves on the board of A Workshop of Our Own, The Furniture Society, The Society of Arts + Crafts, writes for Fine Woodworking Magazine, and is the Founder & Director of The Chairmaker’s Toolbox. She lives and works in Southern New Hampshire.