Peter has taught at many craft schools around the country including the Penland School of Crafts, the North Bennet Street School, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking, Highland Woodworking, the Arrowmont School of Crafts and The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
Besides making chairs and teaching, Peter also writes the Chairnotes blog and produces the Galbert Caliper as well as other woodworking tools. He currently lives and works in Boston, MA. In 2015, he published his first book Chairmaker's Notebook with Lost Art Press
Hiller trained through the City & Guilds of London and worked for two shops in England before moving back to the United States in 1987. Here she worked for other shops before starting her business, NR Hiller Design, in 1995. Her work was chosen for exhibit in the Fearless Furniture show at the Indiana State Museum and she has been a presenter at Woodworking in America (2016) and Fine Woodworking Live (2019). She has taught at the Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild, and Lost Art Press storefront. She is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking Magazine and has written for Popular Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, and other national publications. In
addition, she has authored four books — English Arts & Crafts Furniture, Making Things Work, A Home of Her Own, and The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History — and is working on a book about kitchens for Lost Art Press.
Cathryn has taught chair caning, other seat weaving techniques, and basketry across the country through woodworking schools, folk schools, basket guild workshops, and community education programs. And her antler basketry is frequently juried into art exhibitions and gallery shows nationwide.
Her efforts in the craft business, furniture restoration, and basketry world are mentioned in many books and periodicals including the Crafts Report, Basket Bits, Splint Woven Basketry, and most recently, English Arts and Crafts Furniture by cabinet maker, Nancy Hiller.
Cathryn is a founding member of the first and only North American chair caning guild, called The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® and served two terms as President since its inception in 2007 until 2011.
He has taught extensively at many of the craft schools in the US a well as Parson School of Design and was an adjunct associate professor at the State University of New York at Purchase for 13 years. He is a member of Furniture New York, The Hudson Valley Furniture Makers and a former trustee and member of the Furniture Society. He maintains his studio in the Catskill Mountains of NY.