Faculty and Staff
New Mexican Wood Carving Project
Miguel Chavez is a master woodcarver, furniture-maker, and native New Mexican. He was selected in 1991 to create furniture that is part of a permanent collection at the state Capitol. He served as a Santa Fe City Counselor from 2000 to 2012 and a County Commissioner from 2013 to 2016. In addition to furniture-building and hand-making adobes, Miguel enjoys gardening, shopping at thrift stores, and keeping chickens.
Miguel enjoys watching the students learn not only fractions and measurement in Carving, but also patience and perseverance.