David Adler

David Adler
David Adler

I make wall hangings, trivets, and coasters from wood using parquetry technique.  My geometric patterns, quilt patterns, and scrollsaw work can create 3D effects in 2D work.  In my Parquetry art, I use 1/8-inch thick pieces of wood inlaid on a craft-quality ply-back board. Continue reading “David Adler”

Jim Brandon

Jim Brandon

Jim Brandon is a wood artist living in Pisgah Forest, western North Carolina.  This mountainous area is well known for its wide variety of native hardwoods including maple, walnut, oaks, cherry, and many more.  The majority of Jim’s raw material is wood sourced from very local trees that originate from either his property, or within a short drive/hike from his home.  He can usually tell the location and a story about each tree that his work comes from.  There’s not a burl, log, or root-ball that isn’t being eyed as potential raw material for a new project.

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Chuck Evans

Chuck Evans
Chuck Evans

Much of my inspiration is taken from woodworkers of the “mid century modern” period, such as George Nakashima and Sam Maloof.  I use natural oils and varnishes as finishes, and do not stain my work so the natural character of the wood is preserved. Continue reading “Chuck Evans”

Holland Van Gores

Holland Van Gores

I usually begin my pieces on a wood lathe.  After I have created a form I am happy with, I hollow out the inside of the form on the lathe or with bench-top tools.  The wood is left to dry for 30 days or more before the finishing process begins.  I often carve or texture the outside of the piece before painting.  Some of my work is left natural and finished with a varnish or lacquer, depending on the type of wood I use. Continue reading “Holland Van Gores”

Tom D. Sims

Tom Sims
Tom Sims

I create fine woodworking from the Arts and Crafts movement, with a slant toward Asian influence.  Being creative in my woodworking designs and a day in the workshop is a relief from the exasperating world.  It always puts me in my “happy space.”  For me, expressing my craft in smooth flowing designs with the natural beauty and character of the wood is a key choice in my work.  My projects are made to be touched and will bring warmth into your home. Continue reading “Tom D. Sims”