Monthly Archives: February 2011


Paul Schroeder

2011-02-22T22:05:50+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

A woodworker with over 35 years of experience, Paul Schroeder has a special passion for crafting sturdy kitchen spoons as they enable him to use his smallest bits of high quality wood. Though some of his materials are harvested on his 20 acres of woods [...]

Bill Siggelkow

2011-02-22T22:05:29+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

Bill Siggelkow creates unique candleholders from a variety of woods in his Rochester, MN studio. His “relationship candles,” popular with Grand Hand customers as engagement and wedding gifts, are so named because their curving design makes it possible to display them in a variety of [...]

George Biersdorf

2011-02-22T22:03:58+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

A professional woodworker since 1973, George Biersdorf devotes his time, energy and creative skills to designing and crafting a variety of beautiful, bent wood lighting options. Using only native American hardwoods, most of which he harvests and dries himself, George finds the process time-consuming but [...]

Eugene Watson

2011-02-22T22:03:24+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

Eugene Watson’s interest in woodworking began in childhood and was influenced by his father and grandfather. After a career designing electronics components for the “black boxes” used in airplanes, he chose to pursue woodworking professionally as it gave him a chance to express his creativity [...]

Kerry Vesper

2011-02-22T21:59:14+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

Bowls, wall sculptures, tables and chairs are all in the repertoire of Scottsdale, AZ artist Kerry Vesper. To achieve the striated surfaces and undulating forms that are characteristic of his work, the artist performs a labor-intensive process of stacking and gluing layers of wood before [...]

Meyer Wood Designs

2011-02-22T21:55:29+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

Bruce Meyer creates beautiful, functional wooden utensils at his studio in Yellville, AR. His gingko salad servers and fish shaped cheese spreaders are perennial favorites. The artist, a high school math teacher who is often joined by his wife and two sons in the studio, [...]

Ron Van Zee

2011-02-22T21:54:51+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

Bayport, MN artisan Ron Van Zee believes that a well-crafted wooden box is in perfect resonance with the magic of the little personal artifacts of life: both hold the memories linked to the treasures we accumulate. “As a frame is placed around a picture,” says [...]

David Ekdahl

2011-02-22T21:54:32+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

St. Paul artist David Ekdahl‘s carved wood totems are influenced by mythology, the movies and a pastiche of global cultures. Their titles – “Poor Clown”, “Minotaur” and “The Columbus Stick”, for example – suggest the artist’s thoughts as his pieces take shape. David’s figures spring [...]

Peter Drachman

2011-02-22T21:52:42+00:00February 22nd, 2011|Wood|

Peter Drachman, a native of Baltimore and a former English teacher, acquired a lathe in 2003 and soon began creating pieces for market from cherry, black walnut, and sycamore. Peter now lives and works in Duluth, MN, where he’s been able to add local woods [...]