`The Path of Least Resistance`

 Alder wood bowl. Turned and then hand carved by following the new growth in the growth rings. The block had a rotten knot hole in the bottom of it that I cut and fit an alabone shell into. 

`Journey Within`

  Coffee Table. 18" high, 32" long, 26" wide. Yellow Cedar top. Turned on the lathe to carve out the center and then the spiral was hand carved and painted. The legs are red cedar and the skirt is yellow cedar. The top is fastened to the top with table top clips to allow for wood movement. 

   The finish is Osmo Hard Wax oil. 

 This piece will be shown at the Carving on the Edge festival in Tofino. Aug.29th to Sept 14th. 

 For Sale $2500. 

`Eagle Platter`

This platter was carved on the lathe from spalted alder wood. The details are then hand carved inside and out. 

 The finish is pure tung oil and bees wax.

 For Sale $500

`Thunder Bowl`

This is a lathe turned bowl of spalted alder wood. The details are the hand carved inside and out. 

 The design is of 2 thunderbirds. The eyes are abalone shell and it is finished with pure tung oil and bees wax. 

 This piece will be shown at the carving on the edge festival art show in Tofino from Aug 29th to Sept. 14th. 

 Sold. $3500

`Sea Serpent Platter`

This platter is carved on the lathe from spalted alder wood. It is then detail carved by hand. 

 The finish is pure tung oil and beeswax. 

'New Generation'

 I have named him `New Generation' out of respect for the two men who inspired this carving and a passing of the torch metaphor.  Roy Henry Vickers for the beautiful lines and native motifs. And Henry Nola for the carving, expert execution and gentle teaching. I have had the original eagle, that has watched over Roy Vickers Eagle Aerie gallery in Tofino for 28 years, in my shop for a rebuild/ refinish job. Having the original around filled me with a desire to create one myself using the master work as a guide.

Tofino Cemetery Sign

This sign was commisioned by the Village of Tofino to be installed at the entrance of the cemetery grounds in Tofino. The joy of this project is that the sign will be largly viewed by the tofino families who have loved ones resting there. Many of the iniatives our community are tourist related and not so much for the locals. Its nice some times to take care of those who have built this place into what it is today. 

Adzing Cedar Poles

  These are Cedar Logs that are in the process of being hand carved and textured with a tool called an Adze. The technique is called `Adzing` simply enough. The purpose and process is 2 fold. Carve off the outer layer of quick roting sap wood and texture the inner layer of heart wood in a stylized uniform pattern. This is a west coast carving technique from our First Nations relatives. I learned in essence from the late Henry Nola who learned from Roy Henry Vickers. I did not have the opportunity to practice this with Henry but I remember much of what he told me of the technique.