Conover Workshops: Instructors

Meet Our Instructors

Ernie Conover

Ernie Conover

Ernie Conover is a highly published author in the woodworking field with nine books, dozens of videos and hundreds of articles to his credit. His work has received numerous awards and been the subject of several one-man shows. He lectures widely for clubs, trade show groups and woodworking stores and is frequently called upon as a consultant and expert witness in the woodworking field. When not writing, lecturing or consulting he is active teaching at Conover Workshops, a craft school founded by the Conover family.

A turner since boyhood, he was part of the focus group that formed the American Association of Woodturners during "Woodturning: Vision and Concept" the 1985 symposium at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. He served on the Founding Board on the AAW as Treasure and still holds membership number 004. In Ernie’s own words, "I am a cabinetmaker with a turning problem." Through his books, articles videos, lectures and hands-on workshops he has taught thousand's of people to turn. Most importantly he can teach you.

Scott Butler

Scott Butler Scott resides in Canal Winchester, Ohio where he is renovating a classic house and building fine furniture to fill it. When not devoting his time to woodworking, Scott runs two usability consulting companies, Ovo Studios and The Usability Team.

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown Ernie's apprentice in 2006, Patrick Brown holds multiple degrees in Music and Math. Since his apprenticeship Patrick has been a frequent co-instructor at Conover Workshops when not building custom furniture or teaching college math. Of all of Ernie's apprentices Patrick is the most capabible turner, fashoning bowls and spindles with equal aplomb. Additionally, he is an accomplished all around woodworker holding a special place in his heart for handtools.