Walter Shaw

walter shaw bio

Walter Shaw, furniture maker, is sole proprietor of Wapiti Willow Studio. As a summer resident of Helena, Montana, he runs a thriving green business constructing durable rustic furniture from locally harvested willow. His repertoire ranges from settees to sofas to rockers to dining sets. Additionally, Walter Shaw has had a 30+ year teaching career as a Spanish professor of Latin American Literature and Spanish language with a BA from Berea College, MA from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work is purchased by both resorts and individuals looking for authentic Montana made furniture.


Rustic Furniture: Bent Willow Chairmaking

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the wonders of bent willow furniture using an available and sustainable material to build a domestic furniture piece. You will learn about […]

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