About

I am one man – I am not a company.  I am a husband, a father and an artist.  My wife and three little kids are a source of inspiration and happiness.  I’m also inspired by the beautiful world just outside my door.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and find inspiration in the trees, the rivers and the fields.

I create – I do not produce.  I create because I love to.  It’s so much fun and a pleasure to go to work.  My pieces are handmade, in the truest sense of the word.  I make one piece at a time and give it my full attention, starting with a tree and ending up with functional art.  I love the idea of taking a discarded tree and giving in new life.  I think the natural world is beautiful, and I love what I do.  

Once upon a time I received a degree in theology, before I traded in my textbooks for a handplane.  I studied furniture design & fine woodworking in such diverse locales as California’s redwood coast and an island village in Sweden, where I trained under two important furniture masters.  My work has won praise from Martha Stewart, been featured in national magazines and won design awards.  I have exhibited at various juried shows, including the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show.  My work is commissioned, collected and enjoyed by customers around the country.  

I would love to hear from you and am happy to chat if you want to learn more about ordering a handmade piece of functional art.

Sincerely,

Greg Klassen
 
 

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