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.


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, or operating my own studio in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado until I set up shop and home in Santa Fe in 2000. Here I create commissioned pieces, always one at a time, while not just running a business, but also finding a personal expression of who I am.


Please review my resume for detailed listings of gallery exhibits, awards and publications of my work.