Featherwood is a unique line of colorful handcrafted wood jewelry I've developed and produced for several years, sold mainly at craft galleries, gift shops and boutiques. My work in multilayered bowls and vessels can be viewed here.
I'm mostly self-taught. Helping my dad with handyman projects, school shop class, construction jobs during college all contributed to a fun hobby over 35 years ago making small boxes and jewelry which became a livelihood. The novelty of woodcrafting for a living has yet to wear off and creating this special jewelry allows me time and flexibility to devote to my family and still make bowls and vessels on commission. I stay grateful I get to do this every day.
I'm a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and work out of my basement shop. My wife Debbie Littledeer is an artist, printmaker and illustrator whose serigraph and block prints of mountain landscapes, wildflowers and whimsical critters are widely enjoyed and collected: debbielittledeer.com. We live in the South Toe River valley of western North Carolina in view of the beautiful Black Mountain Range.