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Cartouche Award 2020 - Presented by the SAPFM for life time achievement in Period Furniture.

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Best Traditional Design - for reproduction of a Philadelphia Tip & Turn Tea Table - 2019 Northern Woods Show

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Best Carving - for reproduction of a Tall Case Clock - 2018 Northern Woods Show

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Best Handwork & Peer Award - for reproduction of a Chippendale Dressing Table - 2017 Northern Woods Show

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Best Handwork - for reproduction of a John Goddard Tea Table - 2015 Northern Woods Show

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Best Handwork - for reproduction of a French Open Arm Chair - 2012 Northern Woods Show

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2020 Cartouche Award - Sponsored by the SAPFM


    The Cartouche Award is presented annually by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers for a life time achievement in building, educating and supporting the reproduction and conservation of period furniture.

    When I learned that I was selected, I was surprised, humbled and glad. I was surpried because I didn't think I would be chosen. Humbled because, a lot of excellent craftsmen were selected before me, and I was intimidated to be on the same list as them. And I was glad because it was validation for and recognition of my work over the years.

    Prior to being introducded to reproduction 18th Century period pieces by Gene Landon, a previous Cartouche winner, I aspired to traditional designs, but I couldn't carve the elements that made them special. In fact I didn't think it was even possible!

    After working with Gene for a short while I started to get the crazy idea that I might actually be able to build pieces I had previously thought impossible. This new possibility was very exciting and almost intoxicating. I quickly developed a passion for building period pieces that I had never had for anything else before.

    Over the next twelve years I took at least one project class a year. As time passed, I could see my skills improving and this further fueled my passion. In addition to the class projects, I built a few pieces on my own from plans and at least one just from pictures.

    With Gene's passing in 2011 the classes ended, but I was confident in my own skills and I knew I would be able to continue and grow on my own. Now after many years on my own, my passion remains and I have a long list of intended pieces; some started, some in the drawing state and some just ideas in my head.

    Being selected for the Cartouche Award has further fueled my passion for building and learning. In addition, I would like to give back by helping other aspiring builders learn to create these beautiful pieces.

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