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 “cutoffs” 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.