I design and make
contemporary wood furniture. My specialty is occasional furniture,
that is, coffee tables, benches, foyer tables and mirrors, display
cabinets, and one of a kind chairs. My clients typically want furniture
that combines the personality and inspiration of an art piece with
the carefully worked materials and function of a craft piece. In
my work craft supports art and art inspires craft. My motivation
is simple: I like what I do. I like wood as a material. I like shop
processes and working with my hands. I like the look of the things
I make. I hope all of this shows in my work.
I began in Law(J.D.
Univ. of Wis. 1975), but found that woodworking was my true calling.
I've pursued my living happily in the shop since 1976. In that time
I've made over 1500 pieces of furniture, shown in top regional and
national shows, sold work nationally and internationally, and raised
a family. I strive to make objects with integrity and animation
in the hope that they become interesting characters in people's
homes and lives.
Gallery Talk About My Work
Tour of House and Shop
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