Kate Hawes has been working with wood for 25 years. She has worked as a custom furniture maker, founded and ran a cooperative wood shop in Brooklyn, and taught furniture making for over ten years. She has a certificate in Furniture and Cabinet Making from The North Bennet Street School and completed a residency at The Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her furniture has appeared in Fine Woodworking magazine and Architectural Digest. Her work has been exhibited in shows around Brooklyn, The Fuller Museum, and Manifest Gallery. She has shared her love for the craft with students she has taught at The Crafts Student League, Makeville Studio, and The American Folk Art Museum. She splits her time between teaching and working in her shop in the Catskills where she is inspired by the surrounding woods and all that dwells in them.