I have been a working artist for over 20 years, and a soft-sculpture artist for over 10 years. My goal is to create handcrafted, artisan pieces that can be cherished for years to come.
My work has been featured in numerous magazines in the U.S. and abroad, and has been featured 3x's on the cover Prims magazine. I was selected as one of the top 100 craftsmen in America from 2007-2013, by Early American Life magazine. I was also nominated in 2008-2010 for a TOBY(Teddy Bear of the Year) award by Teddy Bear & Friends magazine.
Each one of my animals is created from either German mohair, German viscose, vintage feed sack fabrics, or other materials. Each piece is created in an antique, primitive or whimsical style based on my love of art, history and antiques.
All of my creations are one-of-a-kind and created with care & attention to detail. Even though I reuse my patterns, each piece turns out with it's own unique style. I spend many hours in my studio, surrounded by things I love, creating each piece to be an heirloom treasure for my collectors, and something special that be can passed on for years to come.
To purchase my work, or to see past examples, please visit my other pages. I also send out a newsletter to let my customers know when new work is available.