1800 House Instructors

Bill Sarni

Bill Sarni is well known for his decoy carvings, with their meticulous attention to detail, and his restoration work.  He...More Read more from Bill Sarni

Doug Borkman

Doug Borkman is an expert in metallurgy. He teaches wood and metal shop practice in the RISD BFA and MFA...More Read more from Doug Borkman

Edith Bouriez

Edith Bouriez was principal needlework teacher for Erica Wilson for 20 years, managed her shop in New York, organized her...More Read more from Edith Bouriez

Elizabeth Braun

Elizabeth Braun has been creating sailors valentines for more than twenty years.  Her work  can be seen at Nantucket Looms.  Her...More Read more from Elizabeth Braun

Eric Pintar

Eric Pintar has taught box making workshops for 10 years. He is a partner at the Home Shop in Charlotte,...More Read more from Eric Pintar

Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor lives in middle Tennessee and has been involved in traditional basket making for over twenty-five years.  His love...More Read more from Eric Taylor

Karen Graves

A move from Michigan to Sturbridge, MA brought Karen to New England and an introduction to the wonderful world of...More Read more from Karen Graves

Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts. She has taught at NHA and AAN and created exclusive...More Read more from Lucy Dillon

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown  has headed the needlework finishing firm, The Binding Stitch, for 35 years and has worked with most of...More Read more from Marcia Brown

Mark Sutherland

Mark Sutherland has been a professional craftsman since 1979, specializing in models of the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century ships and boats,...More Read more from Mark Sutherland

Martha Polachi

Martha Polachi learned the art of basket weaving in the 1980’s from Martha Lawrence and made her first Nantucket Lightship...More Read more from Martha Polachi

Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Mary Emery Lacoursiere graduated from Pratt Institute with an M.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She had a studio in New...More Read more from Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Nick Vincent

Nick Vincent has been a full time smith for 28 years. His career began as from his interest in colonial...More Read more from Nick Vincent

Patsy Ernst

Patsy Ernst has a background in early-elementary education and years of needlepoint experience. Her first geometric brick designs were inspired...More Read more from Patsy Ernst

Sandi Blanda

Sandi Blanda felt an immediate connection when she saw her first sailors valentines in 1983.  She is inspired by antique...More Read more from Sandi Blanda

Sayzie Carr

Sayzie Carr has been working with art and textiles in a variety of capacities for decades, first as a designer...More Read more from Sayzie Carr

Shaari Horowitz

Shaari, a graduate of Pratt Institute, has worked as a professional artist in many media for over two decades.   Shaari...More Read more from Shaari Horowitz

Steve Smithers

Steve Smithers is a master silversmith who has been creating hand-hammered hollowware and lighting in silver, brass and bronze, and...More Read more from Steve Smithers

Suzanne Marie Dietsch

Suzanne Marie Dietsch is a multi-time first place and best-in-show recipient in the most competitive shell competitions in the country: ...More Read more from Suzanne Marie Dietsch

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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