It’s been over 12 years now since I started designing and building wood jewelry and keepsake boxes. I also began supplementing them with small accent tables, free-standing cabinets and armoires, and more. Many of my designs were driven by customers who wanted something more, or a bit different. Thanks to them, many of those designs have become popular with others as well. As a result, the scope of my work continues to expand.
Since 2001 the primary marketing venue for my work was the fine art fair circuit, primarily in Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. A short season, lots of work and the opportunity to experience all sorts of weather “events”. In between shows, and most of the winter, the work was stored in cardboard boxes in the basesment. No more. The Wood’n it be Nice Gallery of Fine Craft opened recently in our home town of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The season just became year-round. Still planning on doing shows in the summer, but now the gallery fills in the rest of the calendar.