Thank you for your interest in our work. Our efforts continue to evolve and prosper!
In 2014, Joe participated in his first Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands (www.southernhighlandguild.org) and the public response to his work at this new venue was fantastic. The expression of sincere appreciation for our craft is a great motivator!
Both artists continue to explore options with carving and several ‘first time’ pieces have been created. This includes a “pottery series” which uses a combination of the lathe and carving tools to form items which are inspired by the work of skilled clay artisans. On another line of creativity, multiple one-of-a-kind “free-form” items are also being fashioned; these items are exclusively carved and typically originate from very rare burls which may not be best suited for work on the lathe.
As our network in “wood” grows, excellent raw materials continue to make their way into our shops. We have added a tab to this website which shows some of the materials which we are using. We still get excited when someone calls about a tree they’ve just lost in a storm or that they are about to remove from their property – the sense of exploration and anticipation to uncover the possibilities in new wood is always fun! In the last couple of years, we’ve refined our approach for storing wood in a fashion which can induce spalting in select species; when done right, this can result in exceptional coloration and accent the figure in a dramatic way. It all starts with the wood, so all of this helps assure our unique, high-quality work is sustained.
You can find our work at numerous shows and galleries in our region; these are outlined on other tabs of this site, or you can always contact us directly. We are open to any questions and feedback you might offer!