Gary Rogowski, the Director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio, opened the doors of his shop to offer classes to the public in 1997. As a teacher and builder of fine furniture in Portland since 1974, he has a wealth of information and knowledge to share with others. His goal in opening the Studio was to create a place where people could build work that was well designed and well made. Furniture that had honesty to it and soul.
As Director and teacher, Gary focuses on traditional hand tool techniques but emphasizes contemporary design strategies. This combination offers his students tremendous creative leeway as well as the skills to build these designs.
His latest book is: Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction
Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction
by Gary Rogowski
Linden Publishing, 2017