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Woodworking Testimonials

Entries in Serenity (15)

Monday
Apr302012

"I forgot to write in your book at the show, but simply wanted to pass along my admiration of the kind of work you do. I'm inspired. Craftsmanship like yours, as well as your approach to woodworking is precisely the reason I recently joined the guild. I look forward to seeing you and your work at upcoming events." ― D.

Sunday
Apr292012

"Craig, thank you for the time spent today discussing art, life and how passion can be expressed in many forms and materials." ― D.W.

Sunday
Apr292012

"Serenity, thoughts of Japanese work & Frank Lloyd Wright come to mind. Also, we enjoyed your book." ― F. & B.

Sunday
Apr292012

"Exquisite design & workmanship. You are quite an artist, Craig! Enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you." ― R.A.

Saturday
Apr282012

"Awesome stuff ― the more you look, the more workmanship/details/effort to appreciate!" ― B.

Saturday
Apr282012

"You have great designs. Love 'em! ― R.J.

Saturday
Apr282012

"Yours was my favorite piece. Thanks for sharing." ― E.S.

Saturday
Apr282012

"Craig, congratulations again! Another beautiful piece!" ― Jeff

Saturday
Apr282012

"Craig, it's a treasure you should keep, but I wish it were mine. I love the drawers & shelf!" ― Ellen

Friday
Apr272012

Judge's written comment from the 2012 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Details compliment and echo in several levels. Would want this in any room where I want to feel at home." ― Judge #3

Transcript of recorded comment:

"... commenting on entry number twelve thirty-six, the Serenity cabinet. I really enjoyed this piece, it has nicely pleasing proportions overall. I enjoy the back panel echoing the front door. This inspires me to want to employ some of your ideas, some of your vision, in some of my own work at home. I love how all the details complement with small surprises. You're able to avoid having any detail speak too loudly. They all kind of whisper. It takes a good eye to pull that off and it's very well done. I just really enjoy this piece. I could see it in a number of room settings. I could see it in my workshop holding a couple of prized chisels. I could see it in a library holding a small ceramic vase. It's a beautiful object, nicely done, nicely matched grain and figured wood. Great job. One of the nicest pieces here in the show. Thank you for sharing it." ― Judge #3

Friday
Apr272012

Judge's written comment from the 2012 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"The end-grain of the doussie is beautifully exploited. The sizes and spacing of the niches or notches is very musical. Proportions and asymmetry have perfect pitch visually." ― Judge #2

Transcript of recorded comment:

"Twelve thirty-six, Serenity. I could not have picked a better title for this piece. Every square inch of it is beautifully considered: the figure; the way the panels in the front swell and move aside for these inlaid doussie end-grain squares; the way they are expressed with reveals all the way around; the different sizes of the squares and the disposition of them is, to my eye, really musical. I like the quartered figure used in the frame, the very quiet little indent that gives you access to it and the way it opens, and the way the back panel responds to the asymmetry of the front with a similar offset layout. Very delicate, very beautifully done in every one of its details; a piece that I would have been really proud to build myself.?" ― Judge #2

Friday
Apr272012

Judge's written comment from the 2012 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Subtle details of this wall piece draw you in. Beautiful and simple design is timeless." ― Judge #1

Transcript of recorded comment:

"Number twelve thirty-six, Serenity. This piece is not only very well designed, but it's simplicity and style... it just has a classic look about it that all the judges responded to very strongly; and I think the details are well done. I think it is not only well executed, but it is so tasteful in not only its design, but the use of wood; I think it's a remarkable piece. I really do like how the hardware is hidden in so many ways, so it feels like it's just a natural box, a natural piece of wood that just seems to function very well. Very, very well done." ― Judge #1

Friday
Apr272012

"Craig, it is clear to me that you are at peace with yourself & your work. I can almost feel the thoughtfulness as I explore your piece. My hope for you is that success allows you to follow your dreams and you never have to compromise. Thanks again for much inspiration." ― D.J.

Thursday
Apr262012

"We really like your work. The drawers are the cat's meow! The execution of the theme is phenominal & the overall is moving." ― Anonymous

Thursday
Apr262012

"I enjoyed your piece a great deal. The treatment of the end grain on the little squares is unique." ― John