The sweeping curves and uninterrupted lines in my work are a result of the relationship between design and material. Each piece of stock is carefully chosen and sometimes resawn, exposing its best face. Boards are often from the same tree, providing a unity of color and hue. Handles, pulls, and hinges are made in the shop, using complementary fine woods and precious metals which I sometimes engrave.
The work of cabinetmaking”"the designing, joining and finishing of a piece”"appeals to me, as it demands the use of both the hands and mind. I began my career in 1984 as a boat builder’s... (more)