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Building exceptional furniture often demands that a piece is designed and built specifically for a client's home. Each custom piece is carefully and completely designed to ensuring a perfect fit in the home and a personal bespoke touch. 

Custom portfolio

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Select custom pieces which I have handmade for clients. These pieces were made while working at ShackletonThomas Furniture in Bridgewater, Vermont. 

commissioned designs

A collection of pieces which I have designed for clients, and worked closely with master furniture makers to produce. Designed at ShackletonThomas. 

DESIGN process

It is a special opportunity to craft a piece perfectly for a specific home, but also to honor that it is a one-of-a-kind piece for many generations. 

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DESIGN CONCEPT

Design was my first passion and background. Developing and refining the composition and form of a piece for each client is critical and too often shortcut. Through sketching, drafting, and modeling, each design is carefully refined.

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REFINEMENT & VISUALIZATION

Beyond a drafted drawing, it's critical to refine and visualize the design. Each client is brought closely into the process through advanced visual design tools to understand their commission.

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selecting the best material

Making finely crafted furniture starts with expert selection and understanding of wood. Each board is carefully selected for dryness, grain pattern, character, color, and stability. This requires working with quality sawyers and kiln masters regionally.


gallery works

 
 

Vital to the substance and creativity of the studio is the deep exploration ideas and new techniques. New furniture designs emerge from this practice as well as objects and sculptures which sometimes better capture an idea. Below is a selection of recent works.


 

Instruments of Ritual offers an invitation to step out of the rote and enter an alternate ritual space. These ubiquitous forms are design prototypes assigned to tasks which are often overlooked, or yet to be discovered.

The vessels are an ongoing response to how objects come to our aid in difficult times of loss, how we count and mark time, or stow away our personal sacred things. The series seeks to widen the spectrum of object design through the use of everyday ritual.