Taunton Workshops Faculty

Richard Raffan

Richard Raffan is internationally acclaimed for both his woodturning and his teaching, and is a leading figure in the worldwide woodturning community. Creating renowned gallery-quality work for more than 35 years, he is also the author of several best-selling books and DVDs on woodturning, all published by The Taunton Press. His most recent book is Turning Toys, published by the Taunton Press in 2013.

Dave Richards

Dave Richards is an authorized SketchUp® trainer. He draws digital plans for Fine Woodworking magazine and posts for the “Design. Click. Build.” blog on the Fine Woodworking website.

Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez started working wood more than 30 years ago, after a four-year apprenticeship with the Carpenters and Cabinetmakers Union in New York City. After graduation he established his own shop in Brooklyn, New York serving the area's leading architects, designers, and collectors. Mario has taught in the Restoration Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for almost 18 years. He also has taught workshops at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Kelly Mehler's School of Woodworking, and the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. Currently, he builds furniture on commission and teaches classes at The Philadelphia Furniture Workshop.

Tim Rousseau

Tim Rousseau lives in midcoast Maine with his wife and three sons. He divides his time between making furniture at his home workshop in Appleton and teaching furniture making at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, where he received his initial training, as well as internationally. He began as a resident instructor at the Center and is now the longest-serving teacher on record. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Northeast, and is included in private collections nationwide. Tim’s style is a blend of traditional and modern forms, with a high emphasis on craftsmanship. He intends his furniture to be used joyfully in everyday living.