As an Artisan I would describe myself as a simple woodworker - I love to make things that are useful and functional.
However, in reality I’m more than just a simple woodworker; my business and my life for the last eight years has been handcrafting Shaker oval boxes and carriers. So you could say that I’m part artisan, part businessman and 100% Shaker Box enthusiast.
My fascination with wood began when I was in Junior High School. I couldn't wait for the next shop class to come around. For me there was, and is, no greater pleasure than taking a shaving from a piece of pine with a freshly sharpened hand plane.
After high school, I continued to advance in both skill and educational training, finishing my training at the college level and becoming a master woodworker.
It was at that time that I discovered Shaker boxes and carriers. They are elegant and practical, functional and decorative, traditional and contemporary at the same time.
Today, I am fortunate to be able to work with some on the finest woods available: cherry, walnut, and birds eye maple. I’ve created literally thousands of pieces of beautiful wood and yet each day I remain fascinated by the fact that each piece was created naturally.
I hope that you will purchase one of our Shaker boxes and carriers. And that my love and enthusiasm for them will also infect you.
Often in the midst of a religious march, all stop, and with all their might set to stamping with both feet. And it is no uncommon thing for many of the worshipping assembly to crow like a parcel of young chanticleers, while others imitate the barking of dogs; and many of the young women set to whirling round and round—while the old men shake and clap their hands; the whole making a scene of noise and confusion, which can be better imagined than described. The elders seriously told me that these things were the outward manifestations of the spirit of God. From "A Lowell Mill Worker Visits the Shakers"