I am an avid craftsperson creating handmade brooms, wooden bowls, and wooden spoons among other items for around the home. My goal is to create high quality, aesthetically pleasing and useful handcrafted items, while maintaining historical and cultural awareness. I strive to create items that may very well become family heirlooms for generations to come. While I hope to create pieces that are beautiful, everything I make is also designed for use, as I believe that craft is defined by an intersection of aesthetics and function.
I strive to source all materials through local and sustainable channels, harvesting as much as I can myself, and to use products that are non-toxic, both to the user and the environment. I am passionate about spending time outdoors and believe in the interconnectedness of all aspects of the world in which we live. It is my goal to use craft to contribute to a culture of community and of building connections between people and their environment.
In addition to producing these beautiful and useful items, I am also passionate about passing my knowledge along to others. I am both a teacher and a student, sharing what I have learned and learning continually myself. I draw inspiration for my work from the craft traditions of several cultures, from Scandinavian style spoon carving to Appalachian broom-making. As part of this desire to continue learning and teaching, I'm currently participating in the Artisan Development Program at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN.
Please check out the rest of my website to learn more about who I am and what I do. I even have a blog so you can stay updated on my adventures in craft and life. If you have any questions about any of my products or processes, you can reach me using the form on the contact page and I will be sure to get back to you in a timely manner!