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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: Phil Lowe 083_phil_lowe1.jpg

121_DT110011.jpgPhil Lowe has been involved with woodworking since 1968 and is the author of many articles in "Fine Woodworking Magazine". He is featured in the "Time Life" series on woodworking and in videos with The Taunton Press on " Carve a Ball and Claw Foot", "Making a Sheraton Bed" and most recently, "Measuring Furniture for Reproduction". His teaching experience includes ten years (1975 -1985) as an instructor at Boston's North Bennett Street School, where he was positioned as department head for the latter five.

Since 1985 Phil has operated a furniture making and restoration shop in Beverly, MA, producing work for the private sector and museums throughout North America. In 1997 Phil started The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts which offers hands-on classes in all facets of traditional furniture making. Phil has been a visiting instructor and demonstrator at various schools and woodworking organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about Phil or about the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts please visit his web site.

Examples of Work:
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Class Images

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