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

Charles and Jan Munro

Jan Munro is an internationally recognized folk artist whose work is included in many major collections and museums, including the...More Read more from Charles and Jan Munro

Chris Bonelli

Chris Bonelli made a one-way migration from New York to Nantucket in 1996, after earning a BFA with a concentration...More Read more from Chris Bonelli

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 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

Fran Phillips

Frances E. Phillips is the Phillips half of Mulligan & Phillips, Decorative Painters, Bloomfield, New Jersey, and is an adjunct...More Read more from Fran Phillips

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

Lee Ann Papale

Lee Ann Papale, a Nantucket native scrimshaw artist, comes from a family of master artisans that includes Nancy A. Chase,...More Read more from Lee Ann Papale

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

Maryanne Grebenstein

Maryanne Grebenstein is a professional calligrapher who studied under Sheila Waters, Jeanne Wong, Robert Boyajian, and many other notable calligraphers....More Read more from Maryanne Grebenstein

Michael Updike

Michael Updike has been designing tabletop giftware for the import company Mariposa of Manchester, Mass since 1992. He has created...More Read more from Michael Updike

Miki Lovett

Miki Lovett has worked in fabric and fibers for over fifty years and received her MFA from Boston University. Beginning...More Read more from Miki Lovett

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

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

Sunny Wood

Sunny Wood is an artist and craftsman and has been a resident of the island for over 20 years, after...More Read more from Sunny Wood

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

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