News & Views: Hiller's passing

Renowned woodworker, Nancy Hiller, passed away on August 29 as a result of pancreatic cancer. After studying furniture making in England, she returned to the U.S., where she worked in cabinet shops in Vermont and Montana. In 1995, Hiller opened NR Hiller Design in Bloomington, Indiana. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts style and philosophy, her work emphasizes clean lines and minimal ornamentation, highlighting the beauty of the wood, which was usually locally sourced and sustainably grown. A prolific author, Hiller wrote a number of books, blogs, and articles for Fine Woodworking and Lost Art Press. She held a certificate from the City and Guilds of London Institute and was a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers. Hiller was 63.

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