I have a small wood shop in Saint Paul, Minnesota where I make hardwood framing for stained glass windows. I use my woodworking skills to create wood crafts with all the materials that are around my shop. I am an all around artist dabbling in many different media. I like to call myself a "skill collector". I am always expanding my knowledge in all fields.
I have a degree in Studio Arts and Archaeology from the University of Minnesota. I got into woodworking right out of college and never looked back. I have a deep background in classic art forms and craft work. Keeping creative is my main goal in life, and I am always learning new techniques and skills. Everything is handmade by me, with occasional help from friends and family when I am in a pinch. Almost all of my products are made from domestic hardwoods such as oak, maple, ash, cherry, and walnut, with the occasional exotic thrown in for interest when I find them (the majority of which are reclaimed or re-purposed materials).
My very adventurous daughter has inspired me to create more children’s items. She has been my test subject since she was a baby. She is always motivating me to push myself with new ideas.
One of my favorite things is meeting new artists and makers. I find sharing knowledge of any craft motivates me and others to broaden and push ourselves with new ideas. Constantly moving onward and upward!
I create custom orders for anyone interested.
I love making new things, so if you have an idea that you would like to work with me on, let me know!
Woodworking is my specialty, but I also dabble in paint on canvas, textiles and sewing, glass art, ceramics, leather, and metal.
Whenever I get the chance to be outside, I am outside doing outdoorsy stuff. I love travelling, a good book, playing music, and drawing. I also love guinea pigs, pie, and craft supplies.