learned fine woodworking skills at the
Institute, College of Art in Baltimore in the early 70’s. My
degree focused on photography and woodworking, and since then I have
used both skills to earn a living.
I began to build wood pieces for sale
in 1997 - shortly
I married my talented co-creative wife, Rebekah who was in the business of
making knitted clothing and selling it primarily at craft shows and
boutiques. I soon joined her at craft shows, selling my
furnishings at the same venues in California.
My designs are all based on the use of
thin vertical staves of wood that
a light yet sturdy structure. I am intrigued with the design
of this simple theme and I am always thinking of ways to create light
open forms using this design element. My furniture designs are
all one of
a kind pieces which are usually inspired by finding a beautifully
figured board in the lumber yard. I prefer richly figured woods
which I contrast with simpler woods, often mixing light and dark woods
in one piece.
I particularly enjoy working with a
customer to design a
which suits their needs, yet also reflects my basic design philosophy.
synthesis often leads me into uncharted territory and keeps me
and growing as a designer and craftsman.
representative designs organized by
(side tables, mirrors, etc.)
(click image for catalog)