Andrew Everett has lived in Shelburne since 2011 and during that time has been very involved in local organizations. In addition to his role as a board member at the Craft School, Andrew is the co-President of Shelburne Youth Lacrosse, he is also President on the board for Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League. He previously served as the President of the Boulder Hill Homeowners Association. He has also served on the Shelburne Planning Commission, and was recently named to the Bike & Pedestrian Paths Committee.
Andrew has a varied professional background, having spent time as a teacher, coach, and school administrator at Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT and Seattle Academy in Seattle, WA; an executive at a variety of technology startups in Seattle, including Starwave, Esurg, and Expedia; as well as briefly as a land planner. Most recently Andrew served as Director of Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne, and taught middle school at Vermont Day School.
Andrew is a graduate of Williams College and did Masters work at Wesleyan University. He currently serves as a Head Class Agent for his class at Williams.
Andrew and his wife, Elise, who is a gynecologic oncologist at UVM Medical Center, have two children who first introduced him to The Shelburne Craft School.
David Webster was fortunate to have attended the Shelburne Craft School during grades five through eight as part of the Shelburne public school curriculum in the late 1960s. In addition to classes in the visual arts and woodworking (the black chest in the photograph was a seventh grade project), he was let loose to learn silk screen printing and enameling on copper and enrolled in an adult night class in silversmithing. These explorations taught him the value of craft for both the process and the product. He has an M.A. in material cultural, an interest which was in part the result of exposure to the creation of functional decorative arts at the Craft School.
He is an accountant at A.M. Peisch & Co., LLP and serves on the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association board and the Shelburne Historic Preservation & Design Review Commission. He has been a Justice of the Peace for thirty-six years.
I am from Washington, DC and am currently a Junior at Brown University where I study Judaic Studies and Art History.
I started working with clay when I was 15 years old, and since then I have mostly focused on making functional ware. I believe that we have a reciprocal relationship with our objects; we get to choose what objects we put in our houses, on our shelves, and on our tables, and by doing so they become sentimentally involved in our lives. Incorporating valued functional objects into otherwise mundane aspects of our lives can turn our routine practices into more mindful and exciting events.
Pottery is a roller coaster of an art form. It is my favorite thing to do, and I love to spread its magic whenever I can.
A native of Shelburne, Faith participated in programs at Shelburne Craft School as a child and since then has made room for art and craft as an important outlet in her life.
Faith returned to the area eight years ago and is currently the Director of Development and Community Engagement at Vermont Day School. She previously worked in the Advancement Office at Middlebury College and as a Community Relations Manager for BNY Mellon in Boston, MA. She has over fifteen years of experience working and volunteering in the education, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Faith has a B.A. in International Studies from Middlebury College and an M.Ed. in Education, Policy, and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Faith lives in Shelburne with her husband and two young daughters. In addition to her work with the nonprofit community, she enjoys time with her family, skiing at high speeds, hiking, and yoga.
Jonathan Harris studied computer science at Princeton University and interactive art at Fabrica.
His multimedia projects combine data visualization, documentary, performance, photography, storytelling, ritual, and other tools and technologies.
His work has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the CAFA Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where two of his projects (We Feel Fine and I Want You To Want Me) are in the permanent collection.
In 2009 the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader, and TIME Magazine named his project, Cowbird, one of the Fifty Best Websites of 2012. The recipient of five Webby Awards, his TEDTalks have been viewed millions of times.
He lives in Shelburne, Vermont, where he serves on the board of the Shelburne Craft School, directs the nascent Shelburne Institute, and helps to manage High Acres Farm—evolving the place where his family has lived for five generations.
He also created this website.
Katie Natale was raised in New Jersey and moved to Vermont from New York City 16 years ago. She has been a member of the Shelburne Craft School since she moved to Shelburne 6 years ago.
An inveterate dabbler in the arts, some of Katie’s more memorable experiences have been photography classes at the ICP in NYC, woodworking at Haystack Craft School (Maine), mixed media at Penland Craft School (North Carolina), and Animal Drawing from the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC).
Katie has taken painting classes at SCS, but spends most of her ‘craft school’ time in the pottery studio. After taking pottery classes in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, for 6 years, she was thrilled to find such a supportive, welcoming clay community at SCS.
After studying Anthropology/Spanish at UMASS/Amherst, Katie spent 16 years working in magazine publishing in New York City, mostly focused on international sales and promotion for Europe, Latin America and Asia. Katie has a passion for language study and international travel and has lived abroad in Spain, Italy and Chile.
Katie enjoys spending time with kids and can often be found digging in the the raised beds and working with a ‘farm-to-school’ program at the Shelburne Community School. She also runs an Open Play program for preschoolers at the Shelburne Field House.
Katie lives in Shelburne with her husband, Lou Natale, and their two children. She thrives on thinking up new ways to bring creative opportunities to our community.
Marshall has been a member of the Board since 2000. He began his relationship with the Craft School in the 1950's as a student at Shelburne Central School. In those days all art classes for the public school were taught at the Craft School.
Marshall grew up on Shelburne Farms and started doing chores at the age of 3. After attending college at Wesleyan and UVM, he came back to work on the Farm full time. In 1972 he and his siblings founded the non-profit organization which owns and operates Shelburne Farms today. Over the course of his years there he has held many jobs including: field hand, cheese maker, sugar maker, Buildings and Grounds Manager, Special Projects Coordinator and currently Carbon Drawdown Coordinator.
A lifelong photographer, Marshall started the Lenses on the Land at the Farm which has grown into an enthusiastic community of dozens of photographers. Many of his images can be seen in Farm publications. He dabbles in woodworking, specializing in chainsaw carpentry (bet you didn’t know that was a profession!). He continues to pursue his favorite sports, snow and water skiing. He has served on the boards of the Shelburne Library and All Souls Interfaith Gathering, where he sings in the choir.
Marshall lives on Shelburne Farms with his wife Kate, one of Shelburne’s representatives in Montpelier.
Matthew has lived in Vermont since 1998. His early years here were spent celebrating the farmers and makers of the local food community as a Chef. He joined the Craft School from 2011-13 as an inaugural member of the Woodworker in Residence Program.
In 2013, he founded RIVEN, a furniture design studio in the vibrant South End of Burlington, VT. Inspired by the deep history of traditional crafts in New England, he creates work that is warmly minimal and playful, and believes that the best designs are simple in form, honest about their materials and have a clear functional use.
In addition to his work as a designer, he is a musician, forager, climber, skier, and cyclist.
He lives in Burlington, VT with his wife and daughters.
Adventurer, doctor and maker. I came to Vermont by way of NYC where I worked in a spinal rehab clinic affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery. I own Balance Chiropractic and Active Therapy in Shelburne; we are a patient-centered practice that offers hands-on spinal care through soft-tissue treatment, spinal and extremity joint mobilization/manipulation, focused exercise prescription and nutritional advice. I spend my time outside the practice mountain biking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, adventuring with my wife, Claire, and working with clay, wood and painting.
Rob is a lover of all things hand made and a wonderful supporter of craft and the arts. Over the years, he has explored photography, woodworking, stone wall building, blacksmithing and carpentry.
Rob is an attorney at Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP and owns a small property management company.
Originally from Ottawa, Canada, I moved around often before settling in Burlington in the fall of 2016. Shortly after moving to Vermont, I signed up for a clay class at the Craft School, fell in love with the vibrant clay community, and I haven't looked back since. I look forward to engaging with the rest of the Craft School community as I transition into my role as the Student Services & Youth Programs Coordinator.
When I'm not working with clay, you might find me baking a pie, spending time in my garden, weaving, or hanging out with my cat, Penelope.