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July 3, 2015
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Raven Shippeii

    Raven Shippeii; June 2015: Commission from ZenWest for some Shippeiis or talking sticks to be used by the Abbott Eshu Martin. This one is […]
April 7, 2015

West Coast ‘Memento Mori’.

Pine Corner Cupboard with Oak Carving; March 2015. Stretching the definition of Memento Mori a bit here but liked the idea of an alternative interpretation on […]
December 24, 2014

Natural Edge Maple Mantle

Natural Edge Maple Mantel; December 2014.   This slab of spalted Big Leaf Maple was a perfect piece for a mantle. An even flowing edge with […]
December 23, 2014

Cloud Hidden.

    In Chinese landscape paintings of the Sung Dynasty (11th Century) there is a tradition of leaving areas of blank space, termed Xuwu, (1) nothingness. […]
July 21, 2014

Maple and Yew Bench

Maple and Yew Bench; June 2014. Had wanted to make something like this for awhile. I had been seeing all these beautiful and interestingly shaped pieces […]
May 23, 2014

Theremin

                  Art Deco Theremin Cabinet;   May 2014. A Theremin is an early electronic musical instrument designed by Leon […]
March 18, 2014

‘Opium’ Bed

‘Opium’ Bed; March 2014. A recently finished commission was for an ‘opium’ bed. The client was looking for something  more aesthetically pleasing than a ‘overstuffed couch’ […]
December 29, 2013

Carved with Love

    The Victoria and Albert Museum in London England and the BBC have recently collaborated on a series of documentaries  that explore various craft traditions within […]