My passion is working with wood to create functional works of art that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to use.
I’ve been working in wood since I was a teenager. My wood art falls into two categories, functional and decorative. I’m inspired by the Colonial craftsmen who took sturdy maple and walnut and created chairs and tables which appear light and delicate, but can stand up to the rigor of everyday use. I continue their tradition today, working primarily in maple and walnut grown in America.
My art is intended to be used: to be looked at, picked up, used for its purpose, and enjoyed for its form and the beauty of its wood. Hopefully each piece will continue to be loved years from now, having acquired the patina of time and become a family heirloom used by future generations.
My wood creations range from daily functional ware such as hors d’oeuvres trays and dog bowl stands which can’t be knocked over (design thoroughly tested by my rescue Labrador Retriever) to one-of-a-kind home furniture pieces, such as bespoke secretaries and tables.
#14. PRESTON HOLLOW STUDIOS
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