the Dutch Chocolate clock

October 22nd, 2011

When I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles my dad brought home two of these tile corbels he found in the attic of a vacant house he was working on.  They were put away somewhere and I rediscovered them years later when we were moving out of the old family home.  It was…Read More

Early Century Modern

August 24th, 2011

And I’ve seen it before And I’ll see it again Yes I’ve seen it before Just little bits of history repeating  – Shirley Bassey The Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th century emerged from the fatigue from the over decoration and clutter of the late Victorian era.  Artists such as…Read More

burning Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desk

May 7th, 2011

My friend Tony asked me if I would be interested in some scrap oak that was purportedly to be Frank Lloyd Wright’s desk. He said that it had been stored in a barn with a leaking roof for decades and was completely ruined and parts were missing.  “It would make some good firewood if you’re…Read More


November 13th, 2010

I am a woodworker and I make clocks.  However I am not really a “clock maker.” I have been inspired the designs of clocks from a century ago and have somehow built a business around making clocks “in the present time” meaning I use materials and technology of the time in which I live.  Most…Read More


October 24th, 2010

I’ve just returned from my trip to Pasadena participating in the 19th annual Craftsman Weekend.  I want to thank all the people at Historic Pasadena who produce the event and and all the people who support it. Pasadena is a community that treasures their rich architectural heritage as being the birthplace  of the Arts &…Read More

new designs

September 12th, 2010

It has been about a year now since I have started working in the new studio.  So much has changed for me in the past three years since I essentially grew out of my old shop and home that it would be impossible to just keep doing the same old thing.Initially I wanted to do…Read More

it’s showtime!

July 12th, 2010

I am going to be participating in two shows this fall, the Historic Seattle Bungalow Fair on September 25th and 26th, and the Pasadena Heritage 19th Annual Craftsman Weekend October 16th and 17th. The last time I did a show was the Seattle show in 2004. From that experience I’ve learned that doing shows can…Read More

the new ad

May 29th, 2010

It’s time for a new ad to run in the fall issue of American Bungalow.  My old ad has served well, conveying plenty of information in a small space, but it has been in circulation for four years now and is in need of a freshening. “Draw from the past, Live in the present” is…Read More