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The San Francisco startup Human DX commissioned me to build a centerpiece table for their headquarters in the Outer Mission. I was given a lot of creative freedom, so I seized the opportunity to design a piece that utilizes steam bending to bend a White Oak base fastened together with copper rivets. A half inch thick piece of oval shaped glass provides a flat surface for the table, while allowing the base to be viewed from all angles unobstructed.
Creating furniture and sculpture has been a path of experimentation with ceramic, metal, and finally wood, my medium of choice. I have studied and worked with a diverse number of artists, sculptors, and furniture builders in the Bay Area, New York, and Buenos Aires. After receiving a B.A. in United States History from UC Santa Cruz, I began my formal art education at City College of San Francisco, where I studied ceramic sculpture under Oliveria Quesada. I then continued as a full time art student at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where I became connected with and worked for New York metal sculptors Joel Perlman and John Clement. After six months of travel, work, and inspiration in South America, I returned to San Francisco in April of 2006 and began a series of apprenticeships with local woodworkers. The most prominent of these was Michael Bock, an award-winning furniture designer that taught me the fundamentals of woodworking, and set me on the path of becoming a furniture maker. I currently work out of my studio in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.