Writers

Richard Raffan is a Contributing Editor to AWR. He is famous internationally as a woodturner and author of several classic books and videos on woodturning.

Vince Manna is a rare combination of expert woodworker, wood collector, and renowned photographer. Vince’s passion and the lengths he will go to for all these activities is extreme!

Raf has been making furniture professionally for thirty-two years. Along with AWR Editor Linda Nathan, he started the Working with Wood Shows, then transitioned to the magazine Australian Wood Review.

Neil Erasmus is a third generation furniture designer, maker and teacher. He designs and makes for commission and makes one, maybe two speculative pieces a year for selected exhibitions.

Jugo Ilic spent 36 years working at CSIRO studying and researching wood quality in addition to specialising in wood identification. Now he works as R & D Projects Officer at Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), writes technical articles for AWR and also runs a wood identification service called Knowyourwood.

Iain Green has a woodwork studio at the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Donald Powell is a Maleny based wood sculptor who has a particular affinity for figures, but works on a wide range of subjects.

Anton Gerner is Melbourne fine furniture designer and maker who cites his influences as Biedermeier, Shaker and Art Deco. His work is a mixture of private one-off commissions, architectural fitouts and batch production work that he wholesales to architects, interior designers and retailers.

Andrew Potocnik ‘arrived’ on the Australian woodworking scene in 1983 when he won outright first prize in the State-wide Woodturning Competition in Victoria.