Thank you for your interest in the Master Woodworkers Show.

Please check back for an application for the 2017 Show.

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The Master Woodworkers Show is held at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street (corner of Gay Street/Jackson Avenue) in downtown Knoxville. Click here for detailed driving and parking directions.

Although not mandatory, makers are strongly encouraged to attend. Portfolios are encouraged, and a pedestal and space for presentation will be provided upon request.

2015 Master Woodworkers Show Jurors

Bill Griffith
Lou Mansur
Sabiha Mujtaba

Bill Griffith is a ceramic artist and has worked at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for 27 years designing and organizing workshops and conferences.  He received a B.S. degree in Art Education from Indiana State University and an MA in Ceramics/Art Education from Miami University, Ohio. His functional and sculptural ceramics have been exhibited and published extensively and his work resides in significant private and public collections. As an educator, Bill has been active as a juror for craft festivals and national juried exhibitions.  He has lectured and demonstrated as a visiting artist for conferences, universities, craft schools and guilds.  He has served on the jury panels for the Ohio Arts Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, the Arkansas Arts Council’s Individual Artists Fellowship Awards and the Windgate Fellowship Awards. www.billgriffithclay.com

Lou Mansur is a longtime member of the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and past President of the Guild.  At a young age Lou developed an interest in working with wood, and an early gift from his father of a small block plane grew that interest into a lifelong passion.  On entering college he was unsure about whether to study art or science, eventually choosing science, Lou has had a successful career as a scientist studying the physics of materials.  Over the years Lou developed a deep interest in design and craftsmanship to challenge him producing work for shows and personal desires.

Sabiha Mujtaba is a full-time designer and maker of fine furniture and sculpture, after studying sculpture in England Sabiha moved to Atlanta, and in 1986 she formed Chrysalis Woodworks. Known for extensive carvings in her one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces, her work has been exhibited nationally in juried and invitational shows.  She has taught at Penland School, NC, and teaches regularly at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta.  Commissioned work provides the main part of her creativity and livelihood. Sabiha is a recipient of the NICHE awards and Schiffer Publication, Lark Books and Fine Woodworking-Design Book 7 have published her work.  www.chrysaliswoodworks.com