Booth Number: 214

Discipline: Mixed Media

Location: Skyforest, CA


About the Artist:

I have been a life long woodworker and have made most of the furniture and many of the cabinets in our home.  When I retired from teaching science a few years ago I took on the challenge of making a Sam Maloof style inspired rocker.  Once I had made a few chairs my wife and friends told me that the chairs were so beautiful and comfortable that I might be able to sell them.  I entered my first art show in Lake Arrowhead, CA. I won the best in show award, sold two rockers and received commissions to make 2 more.  Since then I have made over made over 30 rockers.  Each chair is an ergonomic piece of functional art that is not only beautiful but also extremely comfortable.  I spend at least 100 hours on each rocker and pay particular attention to selecting and matching beautiful wood to enhance the overall design of the chair.  My rockers are my passion but I now also make regular chairs, tables, or other pieces on a commission basis.  I use a great many different kinds of domestic and exotic hardwoods and each chair is unique.  My basic rocker has laminated runners and back slats and incorporates the classic Maloof joints.