Hardwood Creations (Booth F-1)

Hardwood Creations at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Artist Statement:

“I use laminations of hardwoods of contrasting colors and grains to produce artistic patterns in a variety of products. Products include kitchenware, desk accessories, game boards & game tables. Flat grain, edge-grain, or end-grain surfaces are available in many designs.

My approach to the craft of fine woodworking is simple: I make each item as if it were my own. Durability, practicality, and artistic beauty are the foundations of my work. I begin by selecting the finest materials from a variety of domestic and imported hardwoods. I combine traditional and modern woodworking techniques, including tongue and groove, dovetail joinery and /or aliphatic pressure bonding followed by sculpting, shaping, and sanding. Each piece of wood is selected for its grain and color and then combined with glue to create the designs. Then comes the process of sanding and sculpting to finish the piece. The pieces are made to withstand the world’s expansion and contraction problems of wood. The final process is to put multiple coats of mineral oil or lacquer to finish the piece.”