Paul Tenwalde serves as the Fabrication Manager at the Columbus College of Art & Design and oversees the Tab Jeffery Fab Lab and Grant Lab Woodshop. The Fab Lab facilities include laser cutters, 3-D printers, wire bender, CNC capabilities, HVLP spray booths, and a large format roll printer. The extensive woodshop houses a saw stop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, band saws, lathe, jointer, planner, oscillating belt and spindle sanders, disc sanders, drill presses, and a fully stock tool room.
In 2006 he received his B.F.A. in Art Education with an emphasis in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University, and in 2018 he graduated from the Columbus College of & Design with an M.F.A. focused on Industrial Design. He has taught art K-12, instructed studio ceramics classes, served as a creative arts summer camp counselor, worked as a “lumberjack” and interned at Electrolux North America’s model shop. Specializing in fabrication and model building, Paul possesses a highly diverse range of fabrication skills and an in depth knowledge of finishing techniques.
In 2012 he successfully completed a through hike of the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail and enjoys fishing, biking, climbing, paddling his custom built canoe, and generally speaking all things outdoors.