I am a third-generation woodworker. The techniques I use today I began learning from my grandpa and dad as a little girl. Summer vacations were spent in my grandpa’s workshop by his side. My childhood homes always had a woodworking shop where my dad would often enlist my help. These moments gave me an appreciation for the unique characteristics of wood types and a love for craftsmanship. Many of the tools I learned on have been passed on from my grandpa and dad and I still use them today. I have a degree in Graphic Design and half a decade designing and fabricating installations for Anthropologie. This next chapter of my creative life I intend to dedicate to making things that are sustainable, tactile and of the highest quality.
It’s important to me that all my work is beautifully crafted. I make functional keepsakes; objects that will be used every day and last a lifetime. I believe design should showcase the distinctive character and natural beauty of the wood. I make every piece by hand, from start to finish, in my NE Portland studio. I use native Oregon grown hardwoods and natural oils to finish each piece. I never use exotic wood or anything toxic that may irritate the skin. I enjoy what I do and I hope you do too.
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