James Gould has been chasing a variety of art forms including woodworking in northern New Mexico for over twenty years and elsewhere before then as long as he can remember.
He came to woodworking with its promise of joining playful artistic sensibilities with practical utility. He perfected his skills through on-the-job training and experience making custom furniture, architectural features, sculptural objects and carving decorative picture frames. His original work often combines painted surfaces with woodwork and has been recognized with various awards.
He has taught in the Fine Woodworking Department of the Santa Fe Community College since 2002. His present creative inquiry and practice are centered within a workspace known as the Trapezium, so named for its shape wherein no two surfaces are parallel.