Liz Welch was introduced to Furniture Design in 2011 at the New England School of Art and Design while studying to be an Interior Architect. On the cusp of beginning her thesis, she left the program (against sound and loving advice from family, friends, and peers) and enrolled in MassArt and North Bennet Street School’s collaborative Furniture Design program.
Many woodchips and experimental sandcastings later, she was able to count herself among the first graduating class of the Furniture Design Certificate Program in 2014. Welch continued her education working in woodshops in the Boston area, strengthening her technical skills and cultivating a love of woodworking.
Now based in Providence, Rhode Island, Welch's practice includes custom furniture and small goods. Everything she makes is driven by her design process which explores shape, materials, and color with curiosity in order to create objects that embody utility and individual expression.