THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST
I have a one man studio on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I lean towards the Arts and Crafts style because it has clean and simple lines which lend themselves to variations ranging from the useful and sturdy Shaker, Stickley and Roycroft pieces through the more striking furniture of the Greene Brothers, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This style is of particular interest to me but not an exclusive one; I make a variety of wood products in many styles.
Most of my work starts out as a product that has a particular use and is likely to be used everyday. I then enhance my work with extra touches that make that piece unique. I pay special attention to how a client lives and works, the environment this takes place in, the particular style a piece needs to be to fit in that environment and, most importantly, what the client wants. It is rare that I can’t build to the exact dimensions requested. I do true custom work. Starting with kiln dried material in the rough, machine it to size and build using traditional joinery and craftsmanship.
Whenever possible I use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products. FSC is an independent, non-government, non-profit organization established to promote responsible management of the worlds forests. The finishes I use are almost always water based acrylic lacquers, polyurethanes and varnishes. These finishes are some of the latest in green technology.
I’m fully insured, licensed and bonded.