I have been creating handcrafted works of art using exotic woods for over 30 years. Many of my creative years were spent building guitars, crafting fine furniture, and renovating antiques. When I relocated my studio to the Prescott Arizona area in 2011 I began experimenting with new shapes and unique woods. Now I spend most of my time in my studio creating furniture, decorative boxes, and other unique wood items.
I am fascinated with the stunning grain of the woods I use in my craft. My collection of woods includes many species that are now very hard if not impossible to find. Most of that collection is “cut-offs” from other projects. Cut-offs are the end cuts from lumber that have been removed and not needed for the project they were purchased for. I believe hardwood is too precious to waste so I reuse any and all pieces that are left over. Most of my work includes this wood.
As I continue to experiment with different woods and techniques I will push the boundaries of what can be done with wood. I plan to incorporate other materials such as metals, glass, stone and resins. I have started harvesting local woods and using them for some of my work or as inlays.
I am available for custom commissions. I offer a wide variety of services including furniture, specialty cabinets as well as accent pieces.
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