I am a wood-turner living and working in Western New York with my wife and our dogs. I am entirely self-taught and have been honing my turning skills for the past eight years. I've been honored to receive a number of awards at various art and fine craft shows in the region, and in the spring of 2014, I achieved my highest honor to date, when I was accepted as a member of the Roycroft Artisans at Large group, based in East Aurora, NY.
A few years ago, almost by accident, I found a wood supplier from the Big Island of Hawaii. I purchased a few pieces of wood from him, and I was hooked. The wood that was coming from Hawaii was just so amazing in color and grain pattern - so different from anything that I could source locally - that I decided that I wanted to specialize in turning exotic Hawaiian woods.
As I've pushed my turning skills to new levels, I've found that I have a true passion for uncovering the hidden beauty that is locked away inside each piece of wood that I mount on my lathe. I love the experience of watching each piece evolve with every pass of my chisel - every cut, revealing more of the character and warmth from within. I consider it my privilege to take a tired old piece of cut wood, and re-purpose it into something new and beautiful - whether it's a decorative art piece, or a functional household item.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy the process of bringing each of the pieces to life.