(b. 1971) lives in Smithville
polychrome poplar, steel, basswood and mahogany, 58 x 10 x 12 inches
Associate Professor of Art at Tennessee Technological University, Winkle holds a B.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Oklahoma and a M.F.A. in furniture design from San Diego State University. 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. She has been awarded four Niche awards, the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship Award in 2011 and the Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston) John D. Mineck furniture fellowship in 2014.
Employing traditional furniture making techniques and materials, I build forms and structures with results that are, at times, untraditional…I strive to create objects which possess an apparent sense of spontaneity, balance of chaos and order, rhythm and gesture, all working in concert to imbue the object with individuality and charm. – Winkle