this ladle was influenced by my love of curves and the size of the block of wood. it is made of Matai, a conical indigenous to New Zealand. my intention was to create a work of art that is simultaneously utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing.
Demilune Sunrise has torpedo legs, a veneered quilted maple fan top, and a brass pull reminiscent of cloth tassels. this bubinga beauty is inspired by the work of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and the Art Deco Movement.
this snappy end table is designed with mahogany, wenge, and purple heart stripes on top and the tapered legs are made of maple.
teakwood beauty. designed for the shower or outdoors.
Apple-ply stereo stand is a work of art ideal for storing records, books, and artworks.
this unique knife holder is built with a pattern of yellow and purple heart, wenge, and bubinga. the knives are safely housed in 1800 BBQ skewers.
Asymmetrical Movement was developed from a charcoal gesture drawing. the intention was for the work to maintain the sense lightness and movement portrayed in the sketch. careful orchestration of proportion and shapes are essential to this lovely entry table.
a circular cabinet adorned with lacewood veneer, mahogany edge bands, and is mounted on a mahogany stand. the case is suspended with brass posts that have been antiqued and anchored with bolts and threaded inserts. the work has two drawers made with Lebanese cedar bottoms and maple sides. they are constructed with handmade mahogany dowels in the front and dovetails at the back. the drawer fronts are bent lamination in mahogany with lacewood veneer. the tiny handcrafted pulls are made of kwila. the piece is finished in 26 coats of shellac.
Apple-ply desk that creates an elegant and streamlined work station. excellent space saver and a practical and functional design. it is finished in whip-on polyurethane.
this table was created as a wedding present for friends living in the bay area in a small home. they required a piece that is very shallow and not over 30” in length. as it is the first thing one sees as entering their home i wanted it to have some punch. the top is African mahogany and the rail is ebonized walnut. the legs are hard maple. the top is supported by aluminium posts.
sleek bench made of unfinished white oak with tapered bent laminations. the coopered seat is constructed of redwood reclaimed from the ceiling of Moffat Field Air Force Base.
i first came up with the idea of creating an original design for a chair. I then looked at the work of other artists in books and online to get inspiration. i developed Black Beauty by looking at literally 1000 chair designs in a book of that title. next, I dashed out many quick doodles and select the most promising one to work up into a more finished charcoal drawing. i then made a small model, full- scale plans and mock up for this project. my interest in learning the processes of steam bending and ebonizing wood drove the piece.
this piece is constructed with a pattern of purple heart, yellow heart, wenge, and bubinga. clean lines, proportions, and style make this bench very inviting.