My current work explores natural textures and themes by interpreting them in carved, painted wood. The hewn surface of wood, with it's repeated tool marks, can suggest many of the patterns of the natural world.
I am a self-taught woodworker with a deep respect for the furniture craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their knowledge of form, balance, joinery and wood movement is evident in the pieces of fine furniture that still exist today.
We design and make ergonomic seating and one of a kind tables. We work primarily in local woods that we harvest and dry in our solar kiln. Our work is represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Yale University Art Gallery.
This work incorporates rare woods using laminating and sculpting techniques developed by me over several decades. Surfaces are not stained or painted. My goal is to present pieces that are original in concept and execution.
My boxes are made entirely of wood, including the hinges, fasteners, and all other "hardware." I use a wide variety of woods from throughout this country and the world, featuring unusual colors, figures, and textures.
This sculptural furniture uses a bent ply lamination process. The birch core is sustainable. The high figure veneer faces are rotary sliced off the log for the most efficient use of this prized natural resource.
Free-hand carved from single blocks of wood. I gather my logs from locally fallen trees. I work alone and I deem simplicity to be an elusive yet necessary pursuit; I am embracing this quest by virtue of my forms.
My work is crafted entirely from wood. All parts are original and hand made. I do not use any reclaimed parts or metal in my pieces. All of my work is functional and can be adjusted in height with a turn of the crank.
Every piece of furniture I create is the articulation of the natural beauty of the tree from which it came. I don't bend the wood to my will; I let it speak for itself, and my designs maximize its raw, natural beauty and majesty.