Matthew Hedgepath Smith is a Woodworker and Furniture Designer/Maker, currently living in Austin TX. Matthew’s first experience of making something by hand was building Surfboards as a teenager. From there his interest in growing as a crafts person has led to studying Wooden Boat building in the Pacific Northwest and Fine Furniture Making in the Northeast.

Whether working on a scale that is small and intimate, large and grand or somewhere in between, the goal is to imbue each piece with the same sensitivity and craftsmanship.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Group Exhibitions


Thoughtfully Hand-Crafted

April 8, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Rockport Center for the Arts. Rockport, Texas.

Show Description


Alumni & Fellows

January 22, 2021 - April 7, 2021
Messler Gallery. Rockport, ME.



Scholars and Fellows

September 18, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Messler Gallery. Rockport, ME.



Furniture & Design Exhibition- Austin Design Week

November 5, 2018 - November 8, 2018
The Refinery. Austin, TX.

Texas Furniture Makers Show

November 2, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. Kerrvillle, TX.

TX Furniture Maker's Show


The Secret Series: Furniture

Cloudtree Gallery. Austin, TX.



Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Rockport, ME

The Craft of Boxmaking Workshop. September 2018


Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Rockport, ME

Basic Woodworking Workshop. October 2016


Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Port Hadlock, WA

AOS Degree in Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding. With a focus on Woodworking Fundamentals, Yacht Interiors, Lofting and Drafting. September 2008 - September 2009