I have been selling my woodwork, primarily boxes, since 1976. Until now, people have only been able to view my work at six or seven craft shows a year. Thanks to the Web, those who have not been able to get to these venues can see and purchase my work on line. Many of you who already own my pieces, or remember them from the shows, can look through this site to see the current work I am producing, as well as some past designs you might want me to make for you.
There are many beautiful shapes, objects, and movements in nature, as well as those created by the hands of skilled men and women. An important inspiration for me when I first started, was reading the books of James Krenov. His work, and equally the way he conveyed his love and respect for wood and the process of making his furniture, made a deep impression on me. This, along with my own limited experience at the time, gave me a feeling that I was working with a magical material, and that perhaps I had found something in that feeling that could last a lifetime. Since then, many things have influenced my work. The Asian aesthetic, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau are responsible for so many incredible art objects in this world. I feel that they all have some contribution in my pieces. The exactness and focus of small, diverse items, such as insects, flowers, jewelry, and even electronic equipment are fascinating and have an influence on me. Finally, I believe that the accumulation of ones own work and the increased skills that come over a long period of time are invaluable.
I hope that in these pages you can see the uniqueness of my designs and the care and precision that is involved in what I do. I live with my wife Klara, and work in a small shop beside our home in Effort, Pennsylvania, where I produce this work by myself. If you have any questions about my boxes, their availability, or even how I make them, please don’t hesitate to call or write.