Well we are into the second week of the AZ Fine Art Expo. There has been good crowds and some small sales so far. I guess things don’t take off right away. People know you’re here for 10 weeks and take their time and come back over and...
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Location: ruidoso new mexico
I have been a full time woodworker for six years now. Before that I worked with wood as a hobby, since taking classes in high school. I was luky enough to have a great shop teacher, whom saw my talent and helped shape it. Currently my wife and I do all the work at our homebased shop in gorgeous Alto NM. I have been inspired by Sam Maloof and have taken formal classes from both Sam Maloof and David Marks, but I am mostly self taught. Most of my creations are of a contemporary style, but I can make all styles of furniture. I love hand sculpting and hand shaping pieces to make them more of an art focal point in my clients home or office. I also create carved wood vessels and bowls. I find this to bring out the artist in me and am able to put all my creativity into creating these sculptures. After studying a piece of wood to see what type of form it will become, I use a chainsaw and several grinders to create it. I like the free flowing forms that give the piece a natural look and appeal. My inspiration comes from the satisfaction of creating incredible works of art from beautiful woods.
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com
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We have just been featured in the October issue of New Mexico Magazine. This two page spread talks about us as artists and how our beautiful surroundings inspire us. It shows off our Shangrila II rocker, a dinning chair and the Hemesphere table. I...
The most recent issue of New Mexico Magazine (April 2010) has featured our Black Walnut with Curly Cherry Rocking chair. This rocker was made for a woodworker friend of ours, to give to his wife for Christmas. The Black walnut came from an approxi...
Just finished up a Rocking chair class at our new place. We are calling them “Woodworking Retreats”, since they now include staying in a cabin with the class. We live in such a beautiful area, with lots to do, that it only made sense t...