For over 25 years, I have worked in wood and expressed my passion for turned designs, furniture and built-in additions to homes.
His subject matter reflects the surroundings he calls home: the rivers, oceans and forests of Vancouver Island where he has lived since the 1990s. Material is sourced from Vancouver Island – fallen trees, re-used construction and urban wood discards adorn his work pile. His designs are created using the utmost respect for the original tree, it’s natural design and the environment it came from. The aim is to always try to incorporate sustainably sourced materials in his work.
Mark leverages the grain and colour of wood to bring out the natural beauty of the material. Fine finishing and selective use of oils and stains bring out the best in the wood. Using simple lines and pleasing forms Mark’s designs reflect the natural world of forest and sea around him – bringing those forces into homes all over Vancouver Island. Contemporary wood furnishings and home accessories with a specialty in hand-turned wood vessels and unique ornaments made from highly figured and visually unique wood.
Designs are sophisticated, modern and organic. Locally-sourced and reclaimed wood is often used.