Thank you for your interest in the Master Woodworkers Show. For the 18th Show (November 6-8, 2015), we will send out the Call to Entry in January 2015 and will post the application on this page of the website. For your planning purposes, the deadline for entry is usually the end of July. If you would like to receive notification of the Call to Entry, please join our info list and indicate that you are a maker.
Click here to download an informational brochure for the 2013 Show: PDF
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.
2013 Master Woodworkers Show Jurors
Daniel F. Duncan Bill May Doug Sigler
Dan Duncan is a long time member of the East Tennessee Woodworkers guild and is well known as a mentor, sharing his 35 years of experience with anyone taking the time to ask. Through the many presentations given to the guild as well as hosting workshops in his own shop with nationally recognized makers, Dan’s dedication to education is well known. His own work speaks for itself, quality and attention to detail are the hallmark of Dan’s work. His work graces homes from coast to coast enriching the lives of his clients with fine craftsmanship. www.danielfduncan.com
Bill May is the Executive Director of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, an art glass designer and the owner of May Studios. A native of Birmingham, Alabama and graduate of Tulane University, Bill moved to Tennessee in 1981 where he designed and built his house near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He worked in a furniture-making shop for four years, becoming the manager, before leaving to apprentice in a stained glass studio while he pursued studies in drawing, sculpture and stained glass design. Bill's glass work has been included in many juried exhibitions and the studio's architectural commissions are located throughout the country. After a 25-year career as a practicing artist, Bill is pleased to share his enthusiasm for design and making through the educational experiences provided by Arrowmont. www.arrowmont.org, www.maystudios.com
Doug Sigler is Professor Emeritus from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craft. For 25 years he both taught with and learned from his friend and mentor, Tage Frid. Doug is a renowned furniture maker, his work is shown nationally and internationally. He continues to teach in workshop settings at popular schools such as Arrowmont and Marc Adams School of woodworking. Another passion for the past decade has been to design and build homes that are both artful and sensitive to the environment. He currently lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. www.coaltrainhouse.com