I maintain a studio in Seattle, Washington. My work is inspired by forms and shapes that occur in the natural world, as well as many disciplines of modern design. In creating original contemporary furniture pieces, I thrive on the challenge of absolute precision. I am fascinated by the intersections of contrast, as well as experimenting with positive and negative space, and combining wood and metal in unique, innovative ways. Whether collaborating directly with clients, fulfilling orders for professional designers, or creating pieces for gallery exhibits, I am devoted to delivering the highest quality work in this niche industry. I pride myself on having exceptional attention to detail, a critical element involved in creating high end custom furniture.
One of the things I love about my work, is that there is always space to evolve, and learn. I began my education by completing the fine woodworking and cabinetry program at Seattle’s Wood Construction Center. I then embarked on the long process of journeyman apprentice, under the guidance of Stewart Wurtz, Northwest master of fine furniture making and design. This process was a 10 year journey in which I acquired a highly developed set of skills, that melds traditional handwork with machine tooling in ways that are both inventive and efficient.
Designing unique furniture is a creative process, and creativity can be mischievous. Many of my design ideas are very calculated, however some of my favorite ones have to come to me when I'm not looking for them. When inspiration presents itself, I begin the design process by sketching and simultaneously building in my mind. I then bring a concept to life in a final drawing, and for certain pieces I will create models to ensure consistency. As I am selecting materials and begin to build, I focus on balancing design with color, grain pattern, joinery, finish, and structure. The final result is beautiful, handcrafted furniture, designed and built to be enjoyed for generations.