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Creating a Makers Network Community

With the help of many, the Hocking Makers Network works to connect creative people from all walks of life. Bringing together everyone from artists and hobbyists to seasoned and skilled professionals, we hope to inspire and offer opportunities for experiencing, learning, and creating.  

By becoming a member, you will have access to studio spaces, equipment, and classes as well as opportunities to share and learn from other members of the Network.  Join us as we build our Network of Makers.

Meet Our Instructors 

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Chris Hedges

Woodworking & Furniture Making

Chris has been a furniture maker and educator for nearly 16 years. After receiving an M.A. in Sociology and teaching for nearly 3 years, he enrolled in a 2-year furniture making program, and as they say, the rest is history. 

Over the course of his career, he has received multiple awards for design and craftsmanship, written a number of articles for publication, and shipped various commissions worldwide. Although he was trained in classical furniture design and construction methods, his main interest lies in Shaker furniture and its impact can be seen in my own original designs.

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Whitney Goller

Art and Design Program Manager

Whitney Goller is an artist living in Columbus, Ohio. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from East Tennessee State University in 2016. Goller is inspired by movies, cultural symbolism, and Romantic Period monsters. She seeks to conjure the magic of narrative, ritual, and symbolism in her work. Whitney works in painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics.

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Eric Hedin

Fermentation Specialist

Eric has enjoyed all types of alcohol his whole adult life. His time at Hocking College started in the spring of 1979. He took some time off from his education and returned to Hocking in the late ’80s and graduated from the Paramedic and Nursing programs.

In 2002, Eric opened his own brew shop. The people that he has met and shared information with, the skills and knowledge have been a two-way street. He thanks all of the people that have been in his life. His hero is Benjamin Franklin and of his many quotes, his favorite is, “Beer and wine is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

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Brian Alloway

Glass Blowing Specialist

Brian is a full-time professor and academic advisor at Hocking College in the Art, Design and Marketing Program. Brian developed and built the first hot glass facility for the college in 2012 and teaches in many disciplines in addition to glass including design, sculpture, and art portfolio. Prior to coming to Hocking College in 2008, Brian worked for Glass Axis in Columbus, Ohio as a studio technician and instructor, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University. Some of Mr. Alloway’s recognitions include a competitive residency at Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland, awards from the Glass Art Society and numerous businesses commissions.