A person elevates the status of a design object by animating it with regular use. A well-designed object responds by merging the intent of its maker with the needs of the user. These objects can only work their magic if they are given a special place in the daily rituals of people who are willing to respect the creative energy invested in them. We make
these choices constantly in the things with which we choose to surround ourselves.
Located on the Great Island, just east of Lock Haven, PA, the workshop and studio has been in operation for over 35 years. The site has been a center of agriculture and commerce since before the arrival of Europeans in North America. To this day it remains one of the most prolific sites in the state for Native American artifacts. It seems appropriate to continue with that tradition of hand craftsmanship.
All pieces are original in concept, minimal in their use of materials, and respectful of the sustainable hardwood timber resources indigenous to the Northeast. The intent is to produce timeless, utilitarian design objects that will enrich the environments in which they are placed. Mindful of the ever-increasing demand by collectors for hand made American Crafts, all pieces are signed and dated.
A catalog of previous work can be viewed on my existing site,tomsvecfurniture.com
Work is also currently at Contemporary Trends
in Ithaca, NY as well asCity Woods
Highland Park, IL.