Creating family heirlooms since 2006
Gentle to the touch, exquisite to contemplate, tractable in creative hands, stronger by weight than iron, wood [is], as William Penn had said, ‘a substance with a soul.’…
One of the remarkable things about wood is its self-expression. Whether as the handle of a tool, as a dead stump, or alive in a forest where every branch is a record of the winds that blew, it is always telling something about itself. This is why man has an affinity with wood not only as a mere material, but also as a kindred spirit to live with and to know.
–Eric Sloane, A Reverence for Wood.
I have been working with wood, sometimes professionally and sometimes out of passionate interest, for more than 25 years. Much of my work involves woodturning, but I also build furniture and built-in cabinets. My work is motivated by the belief that art should be a part of our daily lives.