Jamie Herman

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Jamie Herman is a woodworker, furniture maker, and sculptor. Brought up in Kentucky and Ohio, he completed a degree in anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. He first came to be inspired by craft and material culture while participating in an archaeological dig at a Maya site in Belize, where he realized the stories that handmade objects can tell. He developed an interest in carpentry while working on organic farms in the Pacific Northwest, and eventually decided to switch coasts to pursue fine woodworking programs in Vermont and Maine. Jamie’s work often features complicated geometries and precariously balanced elements, and he is always looking to marry complex design with precise and elegant execution. Jamie is the 2021 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship and was the 2021 Woodworking Artist Fellow at Peters Valley.



Imaginative Making via Bandsaw Boxes

Learn some of the basics of woodworking by delving into the world of bandsaw boxes. This style of making requires no measuring or joinery, and can be carefully planned or […]

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Doing Dovetails (by Hand)

Come learn the time-honored woodworking tradition of hand-cut dovetail joinery (which is more fun than it sounds!). After a quick primer on how to sharpen tools properly we will dive […]

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Foundations of Furniture Making

Come explore the fundamentals of woodworking while building your own Shaker-style hall table using traditional mortise and tenon joinery. We will take our boards through the entire milling process, from […]

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