Biography

I have been designing and building fine furniture and architectural cabinetry in the Seattle area since 1976.

The evolution of my work has been evident in the various shows in which I have been featured. I show primarily in the Northwest, but my pieces reside in homes and businesses throughout the United States and abroad. I began my woodworking career designing and producing interior architectural accessories. Teaching myself the skills of the craft, I soon began designing and building larger furniture pieces as well as architectural cabinetry.

I presented my first solo show of furniture at the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking in 1989; I also received an American Crafts Award for my "Gazelle Table" in the same year. Another of my pieces was included in a book titled Creative Designs in Furniture.

I am a founding member of the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking and have been extensively involved in the development of this successful cooperative. I have held several positions on the Board of Directors, including serving as President.

CURRENT WORK

  • Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, Washington
  • The Real Mother Goose, Portland, Oregon

EXHIBITIONS

Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, Washington

  • 2010 30th Anniversary Show
  • 2005  25th Anniversary Show
  • 1999  Solo show
  • 1995  Solo Show
  • 1991  Solo show
  • 1989  "Sticks and Stones" solo show
  • 1988  NW Invitational Show
  • 1983  Vignette Show
  • 1982  Wall-Hung Furniture Show
  • 1980  Members Opening Show

Art Connection Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

  • 1989  American Crafts Awards Show

The Real Mother Goose, Portland, Oregon

  • 1990  Solo show

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 2002  Everett Herald, Home and Garden Magazine, 5/16/2002, pgs. 10-14
  • 1997  Built-in Furniture, Jim Tolpin, Taunton Press, pgs. 98 & 128
  • 1996  Fine Woodworking Design Book Seven, Taunton Press, pg. 65
  • 1991  Creative Designs in Furniture, Kraus Sikes, pg. 11
  • 1989  Merit Award, Gazelle Table, 3rd Annual American Crafts Awards

Education
B.S. Geography, with a secondary teaching certificate, University of Washington, 1973.