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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation woodworking
Location rhinebeck, new york, United States
Introduction I have been working on wood bowl shapes/design for about 12 years, starting out with locally scavenged cherry trunks and burls, and eventually including beautiful woods from other continents (sustainable, hopefully). It has taken a long time to figure out what tools to use, which woods work well, and what shapes/designs are generally pleasing to the eye. Since I failed shop in public school, I had no preconceived notions or training, and was free to figure it out for myself. I have never used a lathe. Round is not in my vocabulary. Several top design dealers own my work- Troy Halterman, Mark McDonald, Ralph Pucci. Wood is a wonderful medium and there is always something new to learn about it.
Interests bigleaf maple blocks, exotic wood and local burls, birdwatching, collecting interesting stuff, playing squash
Favorite Movies an officer and a gentleman, chasing amy, good will hunting
Favorite Music from johnny winter to jazz, bill HALEY and the comets, steely dan, tom rush, bob dylan
Favorite Books catch-22, sometimes a great notion, under the volcano, a confederacy of dunces