Chairmaker Brian Boggs has opened a woodworking school at his new studio in Asheville, N.C.
As of December, five classes were scheduled for February through June. But while he will teach his share of chairmaking classes, Boggs emphasizes that the school is a professional training center with a mission to help establish independent craftsmen.
"The school will be an integral part of my plan to grow my business into a network of craftsmen. I will teach anybody that is interested in my classes, but I am especially interested in finding students looking to join a growing network of independent craftsmen dedicated to producing impeccable furniture.
"I also want to establish an apprenticeship program that will be part of the school. This is an idea I have been playing with for years and started offering that in Berea [Ky.]. Now that I have enough space to dedicate 2,000 square feet to just the school, I want to keep that space busy."
For information, visit www.brianboggschairs.com.