Renown Woodworker to Speak at UA

[This press release has been updated.] The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series presents woodworker and jewelry maker Kimberly Winkle for demonstrations and an artist talk at UA this month. Thursday, February 23, 9 am-noon, Winkle will give a wood shop demonstration in Woods Hall 104. On Thursday afternoon, attendees are invited to meet the artist, 3-5 pm, in the Birmingham and Central Bank rooms at the Bryant Conference Center. On Friday, February 24, 1-3 pm, she will give an artist talk on “What It Takes to Be an Artist” in Woods Hall 115. And on Saturday February 25, 10-11:30 am, she will give a milk paint demonstration and discussion in David Paterson’s wood shop.

Kimberly Winkle is Associate Professor of Art at Tennessee Technological University. She received the BFA in ceramics from the University of Oklahoma and the MFA in furniture design from San Diego State University. Winkle has taught at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, John C. Campbell Folk School and the Appalachian Center for Craft. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including SOFA Chicago, Wanted Design NYC and the Architectural Digest Home Show. Her work has been included in a number of publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodworker, and Woodworker West magazines and the books 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, Fine Woodworking Design Book 8, among others. Winkle has completed several artist residencies, including the International Turning Exchange (I.T.E.) at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, the Windgate Artist Residency at State University New York (SUNY) Purchase, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and at the Appalachian Center for Craft. She has been awarded 4 Niche awards, a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Award in 2011 and the Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston) John D. Mineck furniture fellowship in 2014. Winkle’s website is here.

Schedule of EventsKimberly Winkle


  • 9 a.m.-12 noon. Wood Shop Demo, Woods Hall 104 (corrected time and location)
  • 3-5 p.m. Wine and Cheese Meet and Greet with Focus on Jewelry, Bryant Conference Center, Birmingham and Central Bank rooms


  • 1-3 p.m. Artist Talk “What It Takes to Be an Artist”
    Woods Hall 115


  • 10-11:30 a.m. Milk Paint Demo and Discussion,
    David Paterson’s wood shop

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Art and Art History Visiting Artist Committee, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama.

Contact: Professor Craig Wedderspoon: or (205) 348-1898.