Up East was founded by Chelsea Lipham, a practicing architect who spends free time as a woodworker and paper folder.

Chelsea grew up in the woods of Maine and spent many years living in Brooklyn, NY. Following her families generations of makers, she hopes to continue the traditions of woodworking, jewelry making, and architecture. She has a BArch from Pratt Institute and is a licensed architect in Maine, New York, and Florida.

All Up East work is handmade in a small workshop located in Portland, Maine.

Please contact for more information and any inquiry about custom orders or projects.