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In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

 

Instructor: Doug Smith

Doug Smith founded Douglass Yankee Craftsman 10 years ago to satisfy his desire to produce fine Douglass Smith 5quality handcrafted wood products. After attending classes at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, he found his true passion and made the leap from the computer industry. Doug realized his dream by taking many classes from well-known professionals in the wood working business and practicing the trade by spending endless hours refining his techniques.
 
While Shaker Oval Boxes are his main product and are featured in the gift shops of Shaker Museums across the country, he also crafts other Shaker and Early American furniture including candle boxes, tables, drying racks and medicine cabinets.
 
He is a member of The Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Examples of Work:

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Testimonials

11/2/2015

Bob,

All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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5/25/2016

Bob,

I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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