Jacque Allen (she/her) enjoys the process of making functional furniture, allowing the aesthetic characteristics of the wood to guide the design process. She studied painting, sculpture and photography at Columbia College and Eastern Kentucky University. She studied furniture design and studio furniture construction at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts, John C Campbell Folk School, and is a graduate of Haywood Community College in the Professional Crafts Program for Wood. She also had a three-month fellowship at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine where she studied woodturning.
Jacque’s work may also be seen in 500 Cabinets, 500 Chairs and 500 Tables byLark Books, “Faculty Selects”, juried by educational faculty in Furniture Studio: The Meaning of Craft, the annual journal of The Furniture Society, “Design Resource Book and Website”, HandMade In America, Asheville, NC, Woodcraft Magazine Vol. 2, No. 11, Gallery Selection – “Mockintosh Chair”, and Mountain Life Magazine, August, feature article – “Penland Area Woodworkers.”