Please join us on July 14th at 7pm for a conversation with Nancy Hiller about her five decades in wood. (www.nrhillerdesign.com). Meeting opens at 6:30 PM for discussion.
With formal training and over 30 years of professional experience as a designer-builder of furniture and cabinetry, Nancy draws on a variety of techniques including hand-cut dovetails, hand turning of cabinet pulls, carving, and finely scribed installations.
Her work has been published in Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Old-House Interiors, Old-House Journal, American Bungalow, Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival, and Style: 1900, among other magazines and special-interest publications.
Nancy trained as a furniture maker in England, where she lived for 16 years. After earning a City and Guilds of London certificate she worked for Roy Griffiths, a Slade School of Art-trained designer, building old pine kitchens at his Crosskeys Joinery. Later she worked for Millside Cabinetmakers and briefly in the carpentry shop of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford Airbase before returning to the United States. Here she worked for Wall-Goldfinger and Credence Custom Furniture before opening NR Hiller Design, Inc. in 1995. Nancy has taught cabinetmaking, furniture, and finishing courses at Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking, the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild, Lost Art Press storefront, and Marc Adams School of Woodworking and is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers as well as a Companion of the Guild of St. George.