Charlie Whinney is the one of the world’s top experts in the dark art of steam bending. Sculptural furniture commissions and his enormous fine-art installations can be found in embassies, luxury hotels and private collections all around the world with recent work in Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Ireland, France as well as the United Kingdom and United States. For the past ten years he has taught from his workshop at the heart of the UNESCO Lake District National Park in the UK. He did his first workshop in America in 2019 at MASW, which was a huge success. Charlie is a genuine and passionate teacher that is keen to share his insights and knowledge.

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!