This instrument is part of the Los Angeles Contemporary Violin & Bow Maker 2019 Exhibition & Sale.
Born and raised in Sonoma California I attended UC Santa Cruz, studying
Anthropology and visual arts. An interest in american fiddle music and folk art led
me to an apprenticeship at Vermont Violins, my experience in this shop led me to
pursue violin making.
In 1998 I enrolled at North Bennet Street School of Boston where I studied violin
making under Kevin Kelly, graduating from the program in 2001. While in Boston,
I had the opportunity to work with Arthur Toman learning instrument set up,
tone-adjustment, repair and restoration. While working in Toman’s shop I had the
good fortune to observe many fine instruments in the hands of their masters.
In 2006, I relocated my shop to Portland, Oregon. Over the years I have
participated in the Oberlin Summer Violin Makers Workshop several times, and
traveled abroad for exhibitions as well as participated in national lutherie events.
January of 2019 I opened a workspace/shop with Jenelle Steele in downtown