'The manipulation of humor, awkward form relationships, introduction of real or implied function and the use of color are in response to my existence. These form and color relationships help me to celebrate humor as a strong elixir; it heals." _ Brent Skidmore. In addition, he has taught workshops throughout the country at places like Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and the Appalachian Center for Craft. He has served as a member of the Energy Xchange planning board, the Penland School of Crafts woodshop planning committee and the Mint Museum of Craft & Design advisory board. He is a founding member of the Furniture Society in Free Union, VA, and is a member of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI. Brent is the Director of the Craft Campus at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.