Resume

Biography
Knights MarquetryI design and build privately commissioned contemporary custom furniture for individual clients and designers from my workshop in San Diego, Ca.  Having studied traditional methods of furniture-making and classical marquetry with some of today’s modern masters, I am able to combine beautiful materials, premium craftsmanship and a touch of artistry to create custom furniture of the highest caliber.

In recent years my furniture has won numerous Best Of Show and 1st Place Awards in regional and national exhibitions including Best Of Show at the 2007 International Design In Wood Exhibition and Best of Show at the 2007 and 2009 Artistry In Wood Exhibitions at the Sonoma County Museum of Art.  Most recently, my Art Deco Table with Trompe L’oeil Interior won the Grand Prize in the 2013 VeneerTech Craftsman’s Challenge and my Automaton Table won the Grand Prize in 2016.

Client involvement has been key to my work from the very beginning. Many clients commission marquetry furniture with very specific ideas in mind for the floral arrangement and its composition.  Others prefer to leave me a bit more creative space to explore and see where it leads.  I appreciate both methods, and each brings interesting challenges to my work.  I often find that designing furniture that fulfills the desires of the client allows me to build pieces that I might not otherwise have had the opportunity to create.  Many of the furniture pieces showcased in my  portfolio are the results of these collaborations.

Resume

Selected Publications

  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, June 2017
  • Popular Woodworking, February 2017
  • Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops, Winter 2017
  • Australian Wood Review, December 2016
  • Woodworker West Magazine, November/December 2016
  • Popular Woodworking, November 2016
  • Fine Magazine, October 2016
  • Woodshop News, October 2016
  • FDM+C, September 2016
  • The Coast News, September 2016
  • Furniture as Art as Furniture, July 2016
  • Woodworker West Magazine, May/June 2016
  • Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine Profile, March 2016
  • Australian Wood Review Profile, January 2016
  • Good Woodworking Profile, November 2015
  • FDM+C, September 2015
  • Fine Wood Artists, Volume 5, Spring 2015
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, June 2015
  • Woodworker West Magazine, May/June 2015
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, April 2015
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, January 2015
  • Small Woodworking Projects, Spring 2015
  • Escondido Magazine, Winter 2014
  • Fine Wood Artists, Volume 4, Spring 2014
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, June 2014
  • Woodworker West Magazine, March/April 2014
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, March 2014
  • Woodwork Magazine, Winter 2013
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Dec 2013
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Sep/Oct 2013
  • CabinetMaker+FDM, August 2013
  • UT Coastal San Diego Homes, June 2013
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, August 2013
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, June 2013
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, April 2013
  • American Woodworker Magazine, Feb/March 2013
  • Fine Wood Artists, Volume 3, Spring 2013
  • Fine Woodworking Online, Masters Of The Craft, Jan 2013
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine Profile, December 2012
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, October 2012
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Oct/Nov 2012
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, October 2012
  • Woodworker West Magazine, July/August 2012
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, May/June 2012
  • Fine Wood Artists, Volume 2, Spring 2012
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, Feb 2012
  • North County Times, Jan 2012
  • Woodwork Magazine (cover), Winter 2012
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012
  • Australian Wood Review Parquetry Article, Jan 2012
  • Artisan Furniture: Bespoke, Studio and One-of a Kind, 2012
  • Escondido Magazine, Winter 2011
  • Woodworker’s Journal, Dec 2011
  • Cabinetmaker+FDM, Sep 2011
  • Woman’s Day-Remodeling and Makeovers, Feb 2011
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Mar/Apr 2011
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Chessboard Article, Jun 2011
  • Blanket Chests Book, Spring 2011
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine Mar/Apr 2011
  • San Diego Home/Garden Magazine, Feb 2011
  • Australian Wood Review Profile, Sep 2010
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, Oct 2010
  • Australian Wood Review Marquetry Article, Sep 2010
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Inlay Article, Jan/Feb 2011
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Slideshow, Dec 2010
  • 500 Cabinets by Lark Books, Summer 2010
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Veneering Article, Apr 2010
  • Woodworker West Magazine Jan/Feb 2010
  • Wood Art Today 2, Summer 2010
  • Romantic Homes Magazine, Sep 2009
  • Woodwork Magazine, Spring 2009
  • Fine Woodworking Design Book 8, Summer 2009
  • The Marquetarian, Spring 2009
  • Studio Furniture – Today’s Leading Woodworkers, Fall 2009
  • 500 Tables by Lark Books, Summer 2009
  • Furniture: 102 Contemporary Designs, Fall 2008
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, Oct 2008
  • The Marquetarian, Autumn 2008
  • Woodshop News, Sep 2008
  • San Diego Home and Garden, Interior Design Guide 2008
  • San Diego Union Tribune, Jul 1st, 2008
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Jul/Aug 2008
  • Woodworkers Journal eZine Profile, Jun 2008
  • The Woodworker’s Illustrated Encyclopedia, Fall 2008
  • Woodworker West Magazine Profile, May/Jun 2008
  • Woodwork Magazine, Mar 2008
  • Art Buzz,The 2008 Collection
  • San Diego Home and Garden Magazine Profile, Mar 2008
  • The Marquetarian, Winter 2007
  • Crafts Report, Nov 2007
  • Woodworkers Journal Online, Nov/Dec 2007
  • Woodshop News, Sep 2007
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine, Jul/Aug 2007
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Jul/Aug 2007
  • Woodcraft Magazine, Fall 2007
  • Woodwork Magazine, Aug 2007
  • Furniture Studio 5 ‘The Meaning of Craft’, 2007
  • FDM Online, Jan 2007
  • Woodcraft Magazine, Jan 2007
  • Woodworker West Magazine, November/Dec 2006
  • Woodwork Magazine, Dec 2006
  • CabinetMaker, Nov 2006
  • Wood Digest, Oct 2006
  • Modern Woodworking, Oct 2006
  • Best of California Artists, 2006
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Jul/Aug 2006
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Jul/Aug 2005
  • Woodshop News, Sep 2005
  • Fine Woodworking Online, Sep/Oct 2001
  • Woodworker West Magazine, Jul/Aug 1999

Selected Awards

  • 1st. Place Tables, PWM Excellence Awards, 2016
  • Grand Prize, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2016
  • 1st. Place Wood, A Furniture Show VII, 2016
  • Special Award Furniture Division, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2015
  • 3rd. Place Wood, A Furniture Show VI, 2015
  • Grand Prize, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2013
  • Honorable Mention-Furniture, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2013
  • 3rd. Place Peoples Choice, Design In Wood, 2013
  • Award of Excellence, Sonoma Artistry In Wood, 2012
  • Honorable Mention-Furniture, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2012
  • 1st. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2012
  • 2nd. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2012
  • Excellence In Design, Design In Wood, 2012
  • 1st. Place Furniture Division, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2011
  • 2nd. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2011
  • 4th. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2011
  • 2nd. Place Professional Category, Design in Wood, 2011
  • Excellence In Finishing, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2011
  • 2nd. Place Art Furniture, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2011
  • 4th. Place Art Furniture, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2011
  • Best Furniture Piece, Sonoma Artistry In Wood, 2010
  • Best Of Show, Sonoma Artistry In Wood, 2009
  • 1st. Place Traditional Furniture, Design In Wood, 2008
  • Master Woodworker Award, Design In Wood, 2008
  • Award of Excellence, Sonoma Artistry In Wood, 2008
  • 2nd. Place Furniture, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2008
  • 3rd. Place Furniture, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2008
  • 3rd. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2008
  • Juror’s Choice Award, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2008
  • Honorable Mention, Fine Art Woodworking Show, 2008
  • Honorable Mention, Design In Wood, 2008
  • Best Of Show, Design In Wood, 2007
  • Best Of Show, Sonoma Artistry In Wood, 2007
  • 1st. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2007
  • 2nd. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design In Wood, 2007
  • Honorable Mention-Furniture, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2007
  • 1st. Place Cabinetry Division, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2006
  • 1st. Place Veneering/Marquetry, Design in Wood, 2006
  • 1st. Place Finishing, Design in Wood, 2006
  • 2nd. Place Professional Category, Design in Wood, 2006
  • Best of California Artists, Furniture Division, 2006
  • 3rd. Place Mixed Media, Dimensions Show LJAA, 2006
  • Honorable Mention-Furniture, Craftsman’s Challenge, 2006
  • 1st. Place Finishing, Design in Wood, 2005
  • 1st. Place Professional Category, Design in Wood, 2005
  • 15th Annual Best of What’s New, Popular Science 2002
  • 3rd. Place, Design in Wood, 2001
  • Master Woodworker Award, Design in Wood, 1999
  • Honorable Mention, Design in Wood, 1999

Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University
  • Advanced Marquetry and Veneering with Paul Schurch
  • Hand Applied Finishes, College of the Redwoods
  • French Marquetry with Patrick Edwards
  • Compound Bending with Brian Newell

Professional Affiliations

  • Baulines Craft Guild, Master Member
  • San Diego Fine Woodworkers
  • Sonoma County Woodworkers Association
  • The Marquetry Society

Patents

  • US D499,320 S Self-Adjusting Plier