Kimberly Winkle is a maker whose work, both furniture and objects, celebrates traditional furniture making and woodturning techniques combined with a strong use of color and pattern. Her work has been included in exhibitions at SOFA Chicago, WANTEDDesign NYC, Architectural Digest Show NYC, the Museum of Art in Wood and the Fuller Craft Museum. She earned her MFA from San Diego State University and she is currently a Professor of Art and Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at TN Tech University.

Kimberly has taught workshops at Penland, Haystack, Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont, John C. Campbell and the Appalachian Center for Craft. Her demonstrations include the AAW symposium and numerous clubs and regional symposia. Her work has been included in several publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodworker West, and American Woodturner magazines and the books 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, among others. Winkle has been awarded several artist residencies, including the International Turning Exchange at the Museum of Art in Wood in Philadelphia, the Windgate Artist Residency at State University New York (SUNY) Purchase, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Wingate Craft Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Appalachian Center for Craft. She was awarded a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Award in 2011 and the Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston) John D. Mineck furniture fellowship in 2014.

Turning a Small Stool

Kimberly Winkle

Kimberly will demonstrate how to faceplate turn the seat, and spindle turn matching legs. Design and structural considerations will be discussed, as well.

Turning a wall mirror

Kimberly Winkle

During this demonstration, students will learn how to turn a two-part wall mounted mirror. Using face plate turning techniques to turn the forms, students will learn how to transform and combine common techniques into something that is uncommon in format.

From Drab to Pizzazz: Milk Paint and Surface Embellishment

Kimberly Winkle

Kimberly will demystify Milk Paint by demonstrating how to properly mix, use, and explore the infinite possibilities of Milk Paint. Students will learn how to use Milk Paint and to explore the wide range of visual possibilities. The techniques learned can be translated to any number of other projects or formats.

The Matched Pair: Making Duplicate Candlesticks, Creating and Using Templates

Kimberly Winkle

This demo will explain the process of designing a candlestick, making a template and turning the candlestick following the template. Whether you make one or a hundred and one, the template will assist you in duplicating the size, shape and proportion of the original design. Basic design considerations as it relates to form and surface will also be discussed.