My goals as a furniture craftsman are structure (built to last), function (built for purpose), form (friendly with surroundings), and beauty (blooms in the space). Commissions have included beds, coffee and dining room tables, chairs, sideboards, folding screens, bookcases, benches, window covers, wall hangings, kitchen cabinets and sliding room dividers.
Many pieces include the use of translucent screens, or shoji, designed and used to divide, conceal, protect, or enhance an area in the home, office or patio. Fixed or moveable, shoji are built for many applications including freestanding folding screens, hinged closet doors, sliding room dividers, valences, cabinet and furniture doors, light shades and sliding window covers.
I continue to enjoy the working of wood in my shop next to our home in the rolling hills of central North Carolina. Please feel free to contact me and explore the possibilities.
1979-present - CottonWood Studios - Graham, NC
A one person woodshop specializing in exceptional custom furniture and cabinetry
1994-2004 - Aventine, Inc. - Carrboro, NC
A woodshop specializing in exceptional architectural millwork and cabinetry
1977-1979 - Alternative Builders - Raleigh, NC
A small group of dedicated friends and builders specializing in passive solar house construction
1975-1977 - Wright Builders - Garner, NC
Custom home building including framing, interior and exterior trim, and finish detailing
1972-1975 - Self Employed - Raleigh, NC
House carpentry and renovations
1968-1978 - NC State University - Raleigh, NC
BA, English Literature
2004 - Dino Read Award at the Carolina Designer Craftsmen show - Raleigh, NC
This award is presented in memory of Dino Read to those who have consistently shown quality craftsmanship "to support and nurture artistic education and achievement in keeping with the joyous creativity and artistic spirit of Dino Read."
2007- Craftsman's Choice Award- Carolina Designer Craftsmen show - Raleigh, NC
Exhibitor's select the craftsman who has consistently shown quality craftsmanship.2008- Jan Greg Award- Carolina Designer Craftsmen show - Raleigh, NC
In 2005, the first annual Jan Gregg Award was presented to Jan Gregg inhonor of and as a testament for her commitment to her craft for over 36years, her commitment to the Guild on the Board of Directors for thebetter part of 36 years, and finally her commitment to continuallyuphold the original dream on which Carolina Designer Craftsmen wasfounded--a Guild organized by the craftsmen for the benefit of thecraftsmen. Thank
Carolina Designer Craftsmen www.carolinadesignercraftsmen.com
- Exhibiting member since 1987
Carolina Designer Craftsmen Board of Directors
- 2011 General Board Member (immediate past president)
- 2010 President
- 2005-2008 President
- 2004 Vice President
- 2002-2003 General Board member
- 1999-2001 Publicity Chairman
- 1997-1998 General Board member
Piedmont Craftsmen Inc.
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