Jason Bartsch

Lead Fabricator

Biography

Jason Bartsch was born and raised in rural Dryden, New York.  Inspired by television programs like The New Yankee Workshop, The Woodright’s Shop, and Furniture On The Mend & Furniture To Go, Bartsch began working with wood at an early age in his father’s tiny basement workshop with scraps to build bike jumps and cobbled-together treehouse platforms.  In the 4-H club, he learned the grueling task of sanding for a proper finish, and by high school he was building shelving and small tables.  Currently, Bartsch enjoys crafting furniture pieces influenced by traditional Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and Japanese design elements.  In addition to his woodworking expertise, Bartsch is also a classically trained fine artist, who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Massachusetts.