Alison J. McLennan is the owner of AJM furniture based in Alameda, CA. She grew up in Providence, RI and attended Cornell University, where she majored in Entomology. After college she moved to Oakland, CA and rediscovered her lifelong interest in art and my passion for making things. This path led her to the renowned furniture maker, Garry Knox Bennett, who became her mentor, friend, and, at times, her employer. Twenty years later, McLennan purchased all of Garry’s equipment and moved it to Alameda. In addition to commissioned work, she has participated in many juried gallery shows. McLennan is drawn to making studio furniture because it fulfills her need for order, as well as her creative need for expression, while benefitting from her attention to detail.
See Alison in: TU43: So You Wanna Be a Woodworker