– The furniture and art I create are inspired by my connection to natural forms, and having the tech/ mechanical ability make these ideas into reality. I see it as an amalgam of classically influenced styles, contemporary shapes, and playful imagery rendered with exotic materials. My challenge is to bring these elements together, and create from them a piece that works. My intention is to create functional, durable, utilitarian objects of beauty, that will last centuries. From the more than 400 pieces that I have created, here is a small sampling of my more current work: http://veneerartist.com/schurch-portfolio/
– I have been a teacher of furniture making, marquetry and veneering since 1985 and continue to develop programs and classes for the novice to the pro woodworker with seminars at many schools and clubs throughout the USA and abroad: http://www.schurchwoodwork.com/lectures_classes/index.html
– Drawing on my education acquired from traditional European trade schools, from my three apprenticeships to journeyman, I was able to follow my passion in the art of surface decoration, use the various skills I acquired to do my work. This path of learning about piano, then church organ building, Boat building, furniture restoration, building construction, and marquetry has given me the tools to provide consulting services to clients, high end manufacturing facilities and designers worldwide.
Specialties: Master furniture craftsman, consultant, teacher, artist,
Santa Barbara, Hawaii 93103