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About Us

Matt Monaco operates a full-time woodturning studio in the Ozark region of Missouri where he makes dedicated collections, signature series vessels, lidded containers, and spindle-turned items for industries of craft, interior design, and high-end furniture trade. Matt is a Fine Woodworking Contributor & Ambassador, and is supportive of U.S. craft organizations and institutions that carry the desire to further integrate woodturning into wider demographics and wish to see the craft thrive into the future.


As a full-time professional turner with 20-years experience, one of Matt’s missions is to make the highest quality products that reflect both the mastery of the tools, and the functionality & timeless beauty of wooden decor. Matt is one of very few modern, traditional woodturners in America having apprenticed & trained as a trade professional. He has worked closely within a high-end furniture production landscape, Shackleton Thomas Furniture & Pottery, as a full-time maker/item producer. At the center of Matt’s work is his understanding & mastery of tool control, sharpening, and cutting execution as an expression of traditionally crafted design as fine art in producing forms & items that are made to be as tactile as they are sublime, and created with intent & purpose.

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