Born and educated in Kansas, Castle moved to Rochester, NY in 1961 and taught at the School for American Craftsmen. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at Rochester Institute of Technology and maintains his art studio in Scottsville, NY.
Celebrated American designer/craftsman Wendell Castle (b. 1932) has been creating unique pieces of handmade sculpture and furniture for over five decades. Castle, who has consistently challenged the traditional boundaries of functional design since the outset of his career, was instrumental in helping to shape the American studio furniture movement throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He remains one of the most important American furniture makers working today.