Exhibiting Member Since 2012
I am a designer/maker of furniture and am the sole creator of each piece, from initial design to final finish. Each piece of furniture is my original design, crafted using standard woodworking tools, including table saw, planer, jointer, router, sanders, carving tools and numerous hand tools. The finish of each piece is unique, combining the beauty of the natural wood with hand-mixed paints, both milk paints and acrylics, then finished and rubbed to a smooth and durable sheen. I was initially educated in the field of music, earning both a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree from Rice University. Throughout my adult life, though, I have turned to woodworking as an additional creative outlet, and found that music has served as an inspiration for my designs. I then attended the Fine and Creative Woodworking Program at Rockingham Community College in North Carolina, where my self-taught skills were honed and defined. Each of my pieces is unique and is intended to serve both functional and artistic roles in the home.