John has been a woodworker for over 40 years. In his early career he designed and sold contemporary pieces of furniture, worked as a carpenter and enjoyed decorative carving. He started as an elevator technician in the 80’s.
Now retired, John is back to his passion in woodworking.
He combines his background in woodworking and love of nature to create unique wall hung functional mirrored sculptures using tree holes.
John is inspired by what he finds outside and brings the beauty of the natural world into homes.
When he is not watching his grandchildren, you will find him in his woodworking studio /Gallery in Connecticut.
Tree holes provide a great medium for creativity and also provide a habitat for wildlife.
Therefore, John uses only the tree holes from downed trees.
His work is part him and part Mother Nature blended together to create a unique functional art form.
1977-1979 Michael Coffey’s School of Fine Woodworking
East Poultney, Vermont
Local artisans’ fine-craft. Handspun yarns from rare-breed fleeces. Hand knit shetland lace shawls, scarves and stoles. Teagan & Ash hand-decorated paper frames, photography and woodstock pottery.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Frame and furniture maker using beautifully figured hardwoods. Framed mirrors in traditional and contemporary styles. Furnature restoration and conservation services available. Carved details and custom turning are also used in creating or restoring your furniture or frame.
Featuring one of a kind items in leather, wood and silver by Mal Bates. Displaying works by fine artists and crafts people including:
Paintings by Sherrie Parenteau
Wood Carvings by Ray Weidele
Chain saw art by Ken Dudley
Stone carvings by Dave Roberts
Stained glass by Laura Parsons
Appointments are available upon request.
Woodblock Prints: Bold, Colorful, Whimsical Traditional Japanese process with “Quiet Corner” soul. Magic happens when hand-burnished paper is lifted from carved blocks of pigment-brushed wood.