While in university I switched from Art to Woodworking, not only because of its practical useful aspects, but for the love of the wood medium.
I enjoy the challenge of using traditional techniques in furniture construction complemented by a full woodworking shop. This includes using machine tools, carving tools, pyrography and finishing equipment. The lathe is one of my important tools of choice.
The work I create is minimal, with elements and shapes to enhance the wood used. The materials I choose to use can be domestic woods, exotic imports, and man-made.
Teaching has become one of my main focuses recently, with students aged 6 to 86. I teach these students wood turning and flat wood work. This instruction has mostly come to me through Artist in Residency grants.
Ironically my most recent work is more sculptural, in a way returning to the methods and techniques I learned in college.