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.


2017 Events, Teaching  & Exhibit Schedule

Here is what I’ll be doing in 2017:


Build a Shaker Carrier, September 16, Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, New Gloucester ME.  We’ll build a small white pine carrier for silverware or tools,  dovetailed corners, and  a center handle.img_1456

Harvest Festival, Oct 7, 10 am to 4:30 pm. At the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, New Gloucester, ME.  Pumpkins, apples, cider, produce, craft demos, apple fritters and wagon rides.  Bring friends and family for this fun fall festival.