I make Windsor Chairs in much the same way they were made 200 years ago. My small, one-man shop is located in Tennessee, in the heart of Jonesborough’s Historic District. I have published numerous articles on chairmaking and have taught in craft schools both here and abroad. My chairs are in the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum, the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, the Tennessee State Governor’s Mansion and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.
Anyone who has met Curtis will know that it's as much fun to listen to him as it is to watch him work. This audio slideshow, photographed and recorded in his shop, presents the chairmaker — and the character — in his own words.
—Jon Binzen, Senior Editor, Fine Woodworking