In my woodworking practice, I like to articulate design and craftsmanship through unusual local hardwoods. Trying to achieve a reaction, I want an individual to be compelled to touch. The Japanese have an expression. Ten Ita! It means heavenly board. Finding these challenging pieces of wood continues to push my creative and technical limits. I honour these boards by giving them new life in a functional form with honesty and integrity. The wooden objects in our lives should be a reflection of the natural. Presenting this work is an opportunity for me to engage with people directly and observe this reaction. I enjoy the journey.
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