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It's a bummer how much you throw away in Art School. I experimented with quite a few things; Ceramics, metal, rubber, plaster, dirt, fabric and such. It's hard to beat wood. The stuff is warm to the touch, very strong, beautiful, and each piece is completely unique.

1982 - Born - Houston, TX

2000 - Graduated from high school in Bellevue, WA.

2004 - Graduated from the Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - Relocated from Seattle to Vashon Island

One winter a heavy storm took down some massive trees around David's art school campus. Given some native Oak and Hard Maple rounds, he carved spoons, spatulas, small bowls, and other things from the green wood.

After returning to the Seattle area his father offered a garden shed for a work space. David found a wood lathe was an excellent way to create useful things from firewood rounds. Not long after, he quit his job as an estate gardener and hasn't looked back.

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