In 1986 I completed two years of intensive study in the Northern European tradition of fine furniture building and design with James Krenov at the internationally recognized College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program. Since then I have built acoustic guitars, designed and built fine furniture, written a book on fine woodworking, and taught fine woodworking at college campuses and craft centers across the country. My work has been exhibited at galleries and craft shows, been featured in magazines, and is part of the permanent collection of the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. In 2012 I began building violins and now focus my expertise exclusively on making concert-quality violins and violas.
Here’s a little video that provides some insight into my transition to violin making.