John Conver Lutz
John Conver Lutz is a woodworker and furniture designer. His work is highly influenced by the relationship between craftsperson and material through the process of producing the final product. Lutz’ career began with working in the industry for high end furniture and millwork, while also teaching at the Penland School of Crafts. He then continued his education at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received his BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design in 1984. He soon after began working for Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Maine, where he spent over 18 years working with the company. Lutz has been awarded design patents and two Innovation By Design Awards. He has lead several AIA lectures, taught certified courses to interior designers, and founded the Continuing Education in Woodworking program at Maine College of Art. Lutz is now the General Manager of George Nakashima Woodworker, and continues to create his own works while focusing on the process of making traditional forms.