When people ask me how I classify myself, the short answer is woodworker. I am much more than a woodworker though, I am a maker, a designer, and an artist. As a maker, a designer and an artist, it brings me great joy and is my true passion to bring beauty to the world with the objects I construct.
In the early years of my life it became very clear to me that wanted to work with my hands. I started Robert's Custom Woodworking at the age of just 16 and have loved every second of it. I currently hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Woodworking and Furniture Design from Northern Michigan University. At my time at Northern Michigan University, I was able to venture well out of my comfort zone and experiment with not only wood but also metal, composite material, plastics, clay/ceramic and even foam.
Gaining an understanding for these materials has opened up a whole big new world of possibilities for me as an artist. It has inspired creation and the creations I have made have allowed me to be a apart of so many excellent opportunities such as art shows and exhibitions in which I have not only gained awards but also great experience and exposure.
I would love to hear about your ideas and would be delighted to have the opportunity to work with you, no matter what the project may consist of.