Little Suamico, WI
Benjamin originally hails from from Green Bay, WI but has lived in Chicago as a designer for the last eight years. He was brought up in a family of metal workers, gear heads, carpenters, and do-it-yourselfers which developed him into a quintessential jack-of-all-trades. From home building, to hot rods, to furniture making, he has been been creating things his whole life. He loves working with his hands, especially with wood, and explores as many avenues of traditional craft as he can. Through the lens of nomadism, utility, and sustainability, he tries to learn not only the how things were made, but why things were made. Passionate to keep traditional skills and the stories behind them alive, he strives to be a well rounded craftsman and instructor. Ben is a 2015 Craft Education Intern.