My work experience has exposed me to a variety of creative environments, such as restoring antique furniture in Frankfurt, Germany, collaborating with the Rhode Island School of Design during my 7 years of living in Providence, and operating my own studio in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado until I set up shop and home in Santa Fe in 2000
We need objects that have been carefully made, and come to us without any hype and hollow fantasies, so that we can touch something honest.
Little did I know, when I started my woodworking education in Garmisch in the Bavarian Alps over 30 years ago, that I would find myself living and working among the arid lands and open spaces of the American Southwest, creating meticulously crafted pieces of furniture here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is a long way from my native Germany, from which I immigrated to the United States after my rigorous four-year apprenticeship was completed.
I have since expanded my traditional foundations of craftsmanship, in order to combine my intimate knowledge of furniture construction with a cleaner, contemporary design aesthetic. Often, this has been inspired by the serenity and elegant simplicity of Japanese forms and lines.