Instructors



Tom Bodett

Tom is a writer, humorist, storyteller and lifelong carpenter and furniture maker. His love of woodworking and the 40 year pursuit of ever-elusive perfection have produced his most fulfilling creations. As he winds down his publishing and entertainment career the importance of craftsmanship, and the joy it adds to his life, compels him to make more dust and shelves and fewer dust-covered books on the shelf.


Jeff Bower

Jeff Bower brings a decade of turning experience to the HatchSpace. His work focuses on balancing the natural beauty of the wood with a crisp and elegant design aesthetic. In his personal development as a hobbyist turner, Jeff explores the interplay of technical experience with mindfulness of the relationship between the artist, the tools, the work, and the viewer. See some of Jeff’s work at www.orbitalworkshop.com 




Doug Finkel

For over thirty years, Doug Finkel has enjoyed a career as a woodworking artist and woodworking teacher. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for many years and taught for over a decade at the middle and high school levels. These days, Doug teaches at various craft centers, including The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Peter’s Valley School of Craft.

Doug holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Woodworking from Bucks County Community College and a Master of Science in Woodworking degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts.

His work, which includes furniture, turning, carving, and green woodworking, has been included in many books and publications. Examples from his “Source Bench” series appear in a number of museum collections, including the Georgia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. 



Gail Fletcher

Gail Fletcher is a retired educator, having spent 23 yrs in public education teaching Information Technology programs at the high school level.    A long time amateur woodworker, retirement has allowed Gail time to further pursue her love of woodworking.  Combining computer based applications with woodworking has proven to be both interesting and fun.  


Greg Goodman

Greg Goodman has been a professional cabinetmaker for over 30 years. He established Goodman Cabinetmakers in Brattleboro in 2002. His work can be found in fine homes throughout the northeast. His furniture tries to balance simple modernist curves and sculptural forms in dialog with materials selected for their unique organic patterning.

Greg has an MFA degree from Long Island University and is a master furniture maker with the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.



Gail Grycel

Gail Grycel, retired owner of Twin Birch Woodworking in Westminster West, Vermont, has been a custom cabinetmaker since 1984. The balance of beauty and function exists in her cabinetry and furniture throughout New England. For over twenty years, and in three states, Gail has empowered women and girls through her class offerings in adult learning programs, woodworking courses in her studio, at HatchSpace, the Claremont Makerspace, Rosie's Girls summer camp sessions, and one on one tutoring. Also teaching mixed gender workshops, she is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience to all who want to explore the love of making things out of wood. 



Seth Harter

Seth is professor of history and Asian studies at Emerson College. He teaches across a wide range of disciplines, from Daoist philosophy to Japanese aesthetics.  Over the last decade he has studied at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, worked with Garrett Hack, and interned with Tak Yoshino of the Mt. Fuji School of Fine Woodworking.  An overview of his work can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swNiyvGq8es&t=1s


Noriko Isogai

Noriko started carving Buddha statues for temples while living in Japan about forty years ago. Since moving to the United States, she expanded her carving techniques to create her own style. Her work has been shown through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, as well as the Putney Craft Tour. She works mostly on commission. 



Blake Johnson

Blake started his woodworking career in a teaching environment, at art college, and hasn’t let that learning/teaching thing go ever since.  He has built scribed log playgrounds, museum casework and exhibits, furniture, and renovated houses.  He appreciates making for himself, and loved ones, objects that evoke joy and character for years to come. He loves the process of making things, the mental machinations, the problem-solving, and the many discoveries that come while working with a natural material. Each project becomes a process of getting to know the work, the wood, and in some ways, a bit of himself. This sense of empowerment and responsibility to a personal environment is something he hopes to spread in every place where he works. Some photos of his work can be seen at www.heartsparkarts.com and on Instagram at @runeshai.


Dyllan Nguyen

Dyllan is a Boston based artist/designer/builder. When not working in his studio he can be found teaching children and adults to make things, developing curriculum and programs for youth, and mentoring teens in design and fabrication at The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts and Artists for Humanity.‚Äč


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