Robert Ortiz has been making fine furniture for over 30 years, 20 of those years right here in downtown Chestertown. Bob has created his own unique style, combining elements of the Japanese and Shaker woodworking traditions. He uses exquisite woods, that he hand-selects with his artists eye. The results are stunningly beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.

One of Bob’s recent endeavors is to invite aspiring woodworkers to Chestertown to work with him in his studio for a weeklong retreat. At the end of the week, the guests will have completed a piece of furniture to take home.

In addition to woodworking, Bob is a talented musician, performing with his wife in the Pam Ortiz Band.

Robert Ortiz Studios 207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown