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It's a bummer how much you throw away in Art School. I experimented with quite a few things; Ceramics, metal, rubber, plaster, dirt, fabric and such. It's hard to beat wood. The stuff is warm to the touch, very strong, beautiful, and each piece is completely unique.

1982 - Born - Houston, TX

2000 - Graduated from high school in Bellevue, WA.

2004 - Graduated from the Stella Elkins Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - Relocated from Seattle to Vashon Island

One winter in Philadelphia, a heavy storm took down some massive trees around the campus. Given some native Oak and Hard Maple rounds, David carved spoons, spatulas, small bowls, and other things from the green wood.

After returning to the Seattle area, his father offered an unused garden shed for a work space. David found a wood lathe was a very efficient way to create things from wet timber. Not long after, he quit his job as an estate gardener and hasn't looked back.

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