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About Us

Through a safe, inclusive environment and challenging courses, the Vermont Woodworking School fosters a creative community and educates the next generation of fine furniture makers in hands-on programs that teach both traditional and contemporary woodworking techniques executed at the highest level.


We offer a semester-based Immersion Program where students gain a deep understanding of fine woodworking and furniture-making. We also offer short-form workshops for those looking to dip their toes in the craft.


Vermont Woodworking School was founded in 2007 by Carina Driscoll, Blake Ewoldsen, and Robert Fletcher. VWS graduates have gone on to work at companies like Vermont Farm Table, Shackleton-Thomas, Birdseye, and Thos. Moser; other graduates have started their own shops; and some have been accepted into highly acclaimed graduate programs such as Rochester Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Pratt Institute.