From Artist to Artisan
Andrew was raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts and enjoyed the support of his family and community. He studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, with the benefit of several scholarships; including a generous scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. He returned to his hometown after graduating summa cum laude and became interested in New England’s rich history of craftsmanship.
He started his career in woodworking in 1999, making hand-crafted beds at LeFort Fine Furniture. In 2003 he joined master-craftsman Erick Masaitis at his new workshop, Masaitis Furniture. Erick started the workshop with the goal of making custom furniture to the highest standards. In 2015 he joined the talented craftspeople at Mystic Scenic Studios.
Andrew brings his rich design experience to his Youtube Channel. He works to create video content that will provide a strong foundation for those starting in woodworking as well as challenge those with more advanced skills.