Staff Bio

W. Patrick Edwards,

ASFM instructor and school founder.  Currently holds teaching degrees in the fields of Antiques, Physics, Mathematics, History, Philosophy, Art History and Appreciation, Decorative Arts and Related Technologies.  Graduated UCSD with BA in Applied Physics and Information Science, minor American History.  Graduate studies at Winterthur Museum, University of Delaware, and ecole Boulle, Paris, with focus on French Marquetry and French Polish.

Patrice Lejeune,

ASFM instructor. Graduated form the Ecole Boulle with a major in Furniture making and design and “minor” in Marquetry and finishing. Art history student at the University La Sorbonne in Paris. Furniture and marquetry restorer, designer and maker at Antique Refinishers, Inc. Contemporary marquetry artist.

Kristen Arrivee,

School President, Administrator at ASFM and Antique Refinishers Inc.. Bachelor of Arts, Long Beach State University, Charter Oak State College. Creative process coach & art instructor, jewelry designer and avid gardner.