Jim Rodgers, Director & lead instructor, has been teaching, demonstrating and writing on woodturning for 15 years. He is a nationally known expert on polychromatic assembled wood turnings and a frequent demonstrator on woodturning. at local and national symposiums.
Jan Bumer: Instructor Jan Blumer is a retired health care executive who has been a studio turner and teacher of wood turning for the past fifteen years.He is a master turner specializing in dramatic natural edge bowls, thin-walled hollow forms and sculptural pieces.Contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ros Harper: Instructor has worked with our program for several years, is Past President of the Bay Area Woodturners Association and an experienced educator and wood turner.Her works feature pyrography, painting, and carving elements
Matt Graham started in furniture repair in 1989 and has over 25 years of woodworking experience and started turning six years ago after starting working at Rockler’s.
Bon Nolan: Instructor has worked with our program from its beginning as instructor, coach and teaching assistant. His studio works are featured in several local galleries; and has won national recognition.
Joel Albert: Instructor recently joined the staff as a teacher after many classes as a TA.. Joel has a broad skill range and recently focused on beautifully turned bracelets. Joel is currently Treasurer of the Bay Area Woodturners Association.
John Cobb: Instructor teaches intermediate and advanced bowls as well as advanced hollow form turning.. He is a professional woodturner showing work along the West Coast including multiple stores in the Bay Area.. John was the past President of the Bay Area Woodturners Association.
David Freisig is a retired attorney who abandoned his furniture making hobby and making things with right angles when he discovered turning. He specializes in lidded boxes, segmented vessels, and whatever catches his fancy.