Mark draws upon his education and 40 years of experience as a teacher, antique restoration specialist, and furniture maker to inform his design work. He shares his time between Pepperell, Massachusetts and South Bristol, Maine. Mark earned a B.S. from Fitchburg State college working closely with local furniture making legend Walter Harrod. He received a Masters of Art Education at Rhode Island School of Design where the program was headed by Tage Frid. As a high school teacher, Mark taught courses in woodworking, cabinetmaking, furniture design, and production woodworking for 13 years. He spent 25 years restoring antique furniture, specializing in American wicker designs from the 1890’s to the 1930’s. Mark’s work has been featured in The New York Times, and Architectural Digest. He is a member of the Furniture Society and the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers. He has recently been awarded two fellowships at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.
His current works can be viewed at Leslie Curtis Designs in Camden, Maine.