Twenty Years Ago

Twenty years ago today was my first day of self-employment. It was a huge leap of faith, I didn’t have any commissions, I hadn’t even been accepted into any art fairs yet. In other words I was totally unprepared for what I was about to do. It was April Fools Day, and I had no idea...
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Mentors

I was recently asked who my mentors were. I think this person was expecting me to say names like Stickley, Greene and Greene, or Maloof. While these men do provide inspiration, I never knew them or worked with them. My mentors are a little closer to home. When my father-in-law introduced me to woodworking with the...
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First things from New York

I recently finished the first batch of things from the new shop. Two 4-drawer Cherry dressers, a Cherry storage cabinet and two Oak nightstandsIMG_0881 Everything was delivered last week to my loyal clients in Wisconsin who were willing to wait for me to get the new shop...
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