"California Wood Artists: Sam Maloof and Beyond"
Opening October 2, 2016, at the
"Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts"
Lives & works in Alta Loma, CA
I became a woodworker in 1977, when I traded our dining room table for a radial arm saw. At the time, my wife was not too happy about this and I needed to make a table--quickly. I made a walnut gate-leg table (which we still use daily) and I was hooked. A few months later, I happened to see an article by the master woodworker, Sam Maloof, on how he made a rocking chair. Inspired by this article I continued making furniture, became a cabinet maker and, a few years ago, started making guitars.
I am now a full time "studio furniture" maker, designing and creating one-off and limited production furniture...and an occasional guitar.
From the invitation:
"... only a very select group of contemporary California wood artists have been recommended for participation in this special exhibition marking the Maloof Centennial year. Our selectors are thrilled to include your piece among an array of works which they believe represent the very best in imagination and artistry. We are thrilled and honored to have your participation!"