We need objects that have been carefully made, and come to us without any hype and hollow fantasies, so that we can touch something honest.

My work experience has exposed me to a variety of creative environments, such as restoring antique furniture in Frankfurt, Germany, collaborating with the Rhode Island School of Design during my 7 years of living in Providence, and operating my own studio in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado until I set up shop and home in Santa Fe in 2000.

Little did I know, when I started my woodworking education in Garmisch in the Bavarian Alps over 20 years ago, that I would find myself living and working among the arid lands and open spaces of the American Southwest, creating meticulously crafted pieces of furniture here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is a long way from my native Germany, from which I immigrated to the United States after my rigorous four year apprenticeship was completed.

I have since expanded my traditional foundations of craftsmanship, in order to combine my intimate knowledge of furniture construction with a cleaner, contemporary design aesthetic. Often, this has been inspired by the serenity and elegant simplicity of Japanese forms and lines.

Santa Fe Modern since 2017
Gabriel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM since 2005
Lo Fino Gallery, Taos, NM, 2003-2004
Lew Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, since 2002
Shidoni Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 1999-2002
Materia/The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1998-2004
Kent Galleries-The Contemporary Craftsman, Santa Fe, NM 1997
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, since December 1996
National Tour, 1995 – 1997 incl. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
“Conservation by Design”
Pritam and Eames Gallery, Easthampton, NY
“Furniture Spring 1995”
Architect and Design Building, New York City
“Green Design New York,” October 1994.
Pritam and Eames Gallery, Easthampton, NY
“Furniture 1994”
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
“Contemporary Art In Rhode Island,” February through April 1994.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
“Conservation by Design,” (RISD/Woodworkers Alliance for Rain Forest Protection),
October through January 1993-94;
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City “Summer Furniture Invitational,” 1993.

Awards:
1999 Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, CO
1999 Fellowship Grant-Visual Art 3-D, Colorado Council on the Arts
1998 Finalist NICHE Magazine Award
1995 First Grand Prize “Osh Kosh Building America Design Contest”
1994 Finalist “Excellence in Craftsmanship” Award, Woodworker Magazine

Publications:
500 Cabinets – A showcase of Design and Craftsmanship by Lark Crafts 2010
Furniture Studio Two, The Furniture Society 2001
The Custom Furniture Source Book, Taunton Press 2001
Telluride Magazine, Winter 1998/99
The Telluride Watch, 1/99
American Craft Magazine “Portfolio” October 1996
Design Book 7, Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press September 1996
Woodshop News October 1993

Experience:
2015 Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina – summer faculty
2001 to present, teaching faculty at Santa Fe Community College, Fine Woodworking Dept.
1993 to present, independent studio work for private collections and galleries. 1998 to present: Member of The Furniture Society
1994 Summer term teaching assistant to Michael Hurwitz, Haystack Mountain School Of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.
1987 to 1992, Geoffrey D. Warner Fine Furniture Exeter, RI. Sponsored by Geoffrey Warner under US. Immigration Statutes, employed to execute high-end, custom-designed furniture (residential, commercial, gallery).
1986 Matthias Cropp, Master Cabinetmaker, Kronberg, Germany. Restored antique furniture using original antique tools, techniques, and materials.

Education:
1997 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass: Furniture Design Intensive
1981-1984 Technical School For Cabinet Making And Woodcarving, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Degree student in furniture building.
1980-1981 Trade And Technical School Of The District Of Offenbach, Germany. Preparatory training in basic woodworking.