Kate Hawes has been working with wood for twenty five years. She has worked as a custom furniture maker, founded and run a cooperative wood shop in Brooklyn, and had her own business making custom furniture for clients. 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. She enjoys sharing her love for the craft with adults who ‘have the woodworking bug’. She has taught at The Crafts Student League, Makeville Studio, and The Folk Art Museum. She splits her time between teaching classes and working in her dream shop in the Catskills where she is inspired by the surrounding woods and all that dwells in them.