medium: furniture design
portal wisconsin featured artist
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I design and make contemporary wood furniture. My specialty is occasional furniture, that is, coffee tables, benches, foyer tables and mirrors, display cabinets, and one-of-a-kind chairs. My clients typically want furniture that combines the personality and inspiration of an art piece with the carefully worked materials and function of a craft piece. In my work craft supports art and art inspires craft.
I began in law (J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1975), but found that woodworking was my true calling. I've pursued my living happily in the shop since 1976. In that time I've made over 1500 pieces of furniture, shown in top regional and national shows, sold work nationally and internationally, and raised a family. I strive to make objects with integrity and animation in the hope that they become interesting characters in people's homes and lives.