Jack of all trades: Jack Mauch, a woodworker, metal-smith, ceramicist, animator

It took him a while but at last my dear friend Jack Mauch has finally launched his website. For a few years Jack and I taught woodworking at Harvard University, Eliot House. Now Jack is a Core Student at Penland School of Crafts in NC. Penland is one of the Nation’s most prestigious craft teaching institutions. His work, both in wood and in metal is intriguing, often humorous, and above all meticulously executed and enriched with perfect details. Here are some images of Jack’s latest creations and a link to his website…


Coffee Table: basswood, milkpaint, holly and maple veneer

Wire inlay: Cherry cutting board with brass wire inlay.

Bride and Groom – Spoons: cast pewter, ebony, bone. Base: fabricated pewter

Salt & Peper: pewter, pewter patina

Tripod chair, 2012

Ash. 16 x 16 x 32 inches.

Spoon, 2011

Cherry, milk paint


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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.