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My love for working with wood began when I was nine years old visiting my uncle in England. There, I watched him build a model sailboat. When I returned home, I built a workbench in my parents' basement and started working with simple tools and scrap wood. Over the years, my skills improved, and I began to develop my style. I came to the realization that if my work was to improve craftsmanship, material, and function was not enough. The work had to be about form. I decided to earn a Fine Arts Masters in Studio Art.
Now, many commissions later I hope my furniture conveys a sense of the person behind the art: someone who loves the creative process. Each new design is an adventure, exploring my imagination and the potential of the material. My hands-on approach allows me to let the simplicity of the design reveal itself, creating a piece that imparts serenity and calm, reflecting the tree’s grace and strength. As the design becomes real and tangible, I get a sense of a tree evolving into a new life as a useful piece of art. I’m grateful to be the catalyst for this rebirth.
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"Storm will be published in Rooted:Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture by The Furniture Society & published by Schiffer Books.
The table was photographed by Justin Guarino Photography http://www.justinguarino.com"
"Bianca is one of my tables selected to be in Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture a book by The Furniture Society & published by Schiffer Books
The table was photographed by Justin Guarino…"
Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or P O W E R.The works selected for this exhibition offer a wide range of ideas and images which go beyond food.See More
We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. All artwork is designed and made by the artists. The lead image is Hanging Planter by Chelsea Fay. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
Thanks for your positive comment about my vessels. I, too, love working in wood... I'm a turner. In fact, just got rid of a big gas kiln to make more room for my lathes and wood shop. I've enjoyed seeing your work, too. AM
Begun in 2005 by metalsmith, Parker Brown, Crescent Moon Armoury is a small business dedicated to the continuing craft of historical armour smithing. The majority of its work focuses on historical armour for the modern collectors and martial…See More
I have been working on a series of textile works that borrow the maps and symbols of meteorology. I applied for and received a BC Arts Council grant to re-learn animation -I had done 3 animated films in the 1980s but now the technology is all…
"This is interesting. Thanks American Craft council for bringing this book to our attention!
"Forget the image of the artist as the ultimate soloist, expressing his or her highly individual vision. In his new book, Come Together: The Rise of…"