Some of my earliest memories are of watching and helping my father repair and build things around the house. He taught me how to work with wood and steel, as well as the use of a variety of hand and power tools.
In high school and college, I studied woodworking and engineering. Through the years, I educated myself to other styles and methods of building furniture for clients, friends and family. I retired from my career as a general contractor and am now able to pursue my first love, woodworking, full time.
The ideas for my pieces started with the thought that functional everyday items need not follow a set of standardized rules, that functional items could be beautiful enough to be considered art. I work this idea in my mind and strive to convey this throughout my pieces.
I have worked with many mediums but I always seem to come back to wood. It’s a natural product and each piece has different structures, textures, and colors. Combining the pieces has at times been a challenge, at other times a pain, but at all times a delight.