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.