I’m a furniture maker, a designer, a builder and an artist. My interest in building furniture was sparked at the University of New Hampshire, where I received an Associates Degree in Forestry. One of the courses I participated in was a “source to finish” class involving everything from harvesting, skidding, and cherry picking to sawing the timber in our own small mill. I became fascinated with wood as a building medium. I got my degree at Montana State University where I spent summers as a horse logger and carpenter apprenticing under my Uncle Robert Clark, master carpenter and equestrian extraordinaire. I built a cabin for myself in the Gravely Mountain Range in southwest Montana. While I enjoyed carpentry and building, I knew my passion was fine furniture.

I attended an intensive furniture and design program at The Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC. I opened a studio/shop for a brief period of time in Bozeman, Montana before moving my life and business to North Ferrisburgh, Vermont in 2000. In 2007 I studied under master chairwright, Hal Taylor, focusing on building Sam Maloof style rocking chairs. In the spring of 2016 ​my family and I moved to North Yarmouth, Maine in the rolling hills northwest of Portland. Presently​,​ I focus on building everything from traditional to modern, Sam Maloof style rocking chairs to one-of-a-kind pieces. I invite you to call and make an appointment to meet at my shop​. ​Please send me an email if you have any questions about my designs or any project ideas.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Kit,
    So good to see some of your work! My brother in law and his nephew attended North Bennett Street School, and both became woodworkers. Although I never pursued it, woodworking has always fascinated me.
    Do you have a catalogue?
    I live in SC, but perhaps when I am in New England this summer
    I can swing by your studio/workshop.
    My best to your parents!

    Woody Rutter

    1. Hi Woody,

      Great to hear from you! So glad that you have two close family members who have chosen my fellow craft. This chosen profession seems to be more of a rarity these days so I’m glad for the company! It’s been a very rewarding pursuit and one where learning and fine tuning one’s abilities is always around every corner. I’m in the process of putting together a new online portfolio but until it goes live you can review some of my work on the gallery and store pages of my website.
      I’d also be more than happy to send you one of my brochure cards if you would like.

      If you find yourself driving through southern Maine, please do stop by! It would be great to catch up and give you a tour of my studio/shop. I’m just NW of Portland so very easy to find. Thanks so much for the nice note and I will indeed make sure to let my parents know you send your best.

      Very best,

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