Ken has been working with wood professionally since 1984. He is spectacularly over-educated for a woodworker, holding an Associate of Arts degree from Bucks County Community College in Fine Woodworking, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, he has taken numerous summer classes and workshops at various craft schools around the country.
Windy Ridge Woodworks is a multifaceted endeavor reflecting Ken’s wide range of interests in various craft media. At the heart of the operation is the design and construction of studio furniture and custom cabinetry. This is coupled with the teaching of woodworking workshops and the writing of woodworking books and articles.
During the school year, Burton is department leader for the Technology Education Program at Boyertown Area Senior High School. He also teaches at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.