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Who: SCWA Members and AIW Judges
What: Members Meeting with the Judges
Where: 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa
When: November 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm
2019 Artistry in Wood - Meet the Judges
Our judges this year will be:
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara (1983) and worked for several years in machine design before deciding to pursue a career in studio furniture. He chose to study furniture making and design under the direction of David Powell at Leeds Design Workshops (1986-88) in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Upon completion of the program, Michael moved to Boston to work with Jamie Robertson (1988-90) at the well-known Emily Street Workshops.
Presently, Michael divides his time creating furniture, teaching, and writing articles on design and technique.
Terry Schmitt has been woodworking and carving for over 30 years. Growing up in a creative family, she was exposed to architecture and remodeling projects from a very early age. She took her first woodshop class in junior high and was hooked.
She studied fine arts at SF State and then began working in the remodeling industry as a carpenter in San Francisco. In 1988 she did an apprenticeship with Debey Zito in furniture making. Within a couple of years she found carving, a perfect place to integrate fine arts and woodworking. Her business partner and future wife began designing pieces with carving on them. Together Zito/Schmitt Design creates museum quality furniture and interiors. Her relief carvings bring elements of nature to the furniture and interiors, creating jewel points. Their public work can be seen at Disney Grand California, and The Alameda West End Library which has a 25 ft carved mural. Terry works as a cabinet maker, finish carpenter as well as carving on furniture and for interiors with Zito/Schmitt Design. Among their most notable commissions are the furniture for the family room in Greene and Greene’s Blacker House, where all the carvings are exclusive designs.