Artist Bio

The Lower 48 is the brainchild of Jolie Karno, a skilled woodturner and accomplished instructor at Techshop in San Francisco and The Crucible in Oakland. She loves teaching, and has introduced scores of people to fine woodworking

Artist Statement

We think everyone should have a chance to feel that, but classes or equipment can be out of reach. The Lower 48 was built to welcome more people — especially more women and people of color — to the joy of turning wood into beautiful objects.