Matt Monaco is a trained and apprenticed full time professional turner, and he is a modern master of fine tool control and cutting execution. He has turned wood for 18 years and apprenticed for five, making a wide variety of both side and end grain products for the high end furniture trades. His training includes assisting and professionally developing with acclaimed woodturning legend Richard Raffan. Matt operates a full time woodturning studio in the southwest region of Missouri where he primarily makes signature series vessels, lidded containers for the interior design industry, the high end furniture trades, and for private collectors. Matt regularly demonstrates and teaches workshops across the country.