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.
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.
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.