Adrian Ferrazzutti has been immersed in art, woodworking, and fine furniture all his life. Both Ferrazzutti's mother and his grandparents were antique dealers who liked to live with many of their finds before selling them, so he was always surrounded by extraordinary furniture and artifacts. The furniture Ferrazzutti produces in the shop he shares with five other craftsmen in Guelph, Ontario, reveals an excellent eye for form and line coupled with engineering savvy. A good project for him, he says, involves "very complicated work that looks simple when it's done."
Quilt designer Joan Ford is the owner of Hummingbird Highway in Syracuse, New York. She is the author of two books, ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps! and ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One!, both published by the Taunton Press. Ford founded the ScrapTherapy program, and is a sought-after lecturer and teacher. Joan leads cutting workshops and quilt classes at guilds and quilt shops around the country.
Michael Fortune studied furniture design and construction in the early 1970s under Donald McKinley at Sheridan College, just outside his hometown of Toronto. From the start, Michael wanted to build fine furniture as efficiently as possible. Frequently building in multiples, he relies heavily on machines and on any number of brilliant jigs, which enable him to reproduce complex shapes quickly and simply.