Robert Howard B.E. (Mech) UNSW 1972
I discovered fine woodworking in 1978 and have been passionately involved in it ever since. I have been a professional furniture maker and woodcarver since 1985, and a teacher since 1991. In addition to my own classes, from 2000 until 2003 I taught evening classes and one week intensive classes at the Sturt School for Wood in NSW.
My work has been exhibited widely in Australia, and in the USA. My carved bowls are in, or have been selected for, Collections in the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Figge Museum.
My chairs have won numerous awards in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Since 1996 I have written regularly for the Australian Wood Review, and am now a Contributing Editor of that magazine.
As well as teaching, I have a special interest in carving non-functional bowls, while my furniture work currently is concentrated on chairs and jewellery cases.
I am currently developing a great interest in blogs.