In May 2009, Chris Becksvoort was honored with the Master Craft Artist Award, given by the Maine Crafts Association … “In recognition of his excellent craftsmanship, inspired design, singular voice, and contributions to the field of craft.”
Spend A Year Working With Chris Becksvoort.
At a woodworking seminar recently, I was asked if I’d ever consider taking an apprentice. After over 30 years of working alone, that’s a tough question. I value my privacy, I enjoy the music of my choice, and I appreciate leaving a set up on a machine and having it there when I return. Most of all, love the solitude.
So, on the spur of the moment, I replied, half in jest, “Sure, if you build me a new shop, you can spend a year working with me.” No takers yet, but the offer stands.
2019 Events & Exhibit Schedule
March 21, New Gloucester Historical Society, 7:00 pm at the Meeting House. Five Decades of Woodworking in New Gloucester.
April 26-28, Fine Woodworking Live, at Southbridge MA. Meet the woodworkers, authors, and folks you’ve only read about. There will be vendors, talks, demos, and a great variety of workshops. More information here.
May 4, at the Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA. I’ll be giving an illustrated talk, and having a book signing.