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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: Mike Mascelli

Mike has an extensive background in all aspects of furniture work and upholstery,  embracing 30 years of shop work, all historic methods and materials including hand tied webbed and sprung, cotton and horsehair. His knowledge includes the full range of modern sewing, tufting, pleating, etc., on all fabrics, leather and modern materials. 

He has a Masters Degree in Education, belongs to the Professional Refinisher’s Group (director and financial trustee since 2003); Early American Industries Association; and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).

Mike has written numerous magazine articles, does antique car repair and restoration (numerous national champion cars), has completed work on US Capitol collections and has organized many professional conferences, seminars and special events. MIke Mascelli HeadShot web

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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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