“Creating one of a kind, furniture represents a unique blending of the beauty, elegance, materials of the natural world, and the Creative spirit of ones imagination.
I studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods in northern California, A program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. There I developed an extensive background in traditional cabinetmaking techniques and hand skills. The focused environment became the setting for me to explore complex forms and develop as an artist. I continued my education in Capellagarden in Sweden, A school with a long history in design and detailed craftsmanship. There I further developed my sense of materials, form, and composition.
My inspiration comes from Nature, Asian Arts, and work of some of the great designers/ makers of the past. Like Jacques-Emile Ruhlman, and Edward Barnsley. My current work is influenced by the Art Deco style; I enjoy its refined form and technical nature.
I enjoy the challenge of complex design. The uncertainty that goes along with this type of work and how completely involved I have to be. My goal is to create works that are enduring, aesthetically pleasing, and make to the highest level of my ability.”