Handwork Cooperative is complying with the NYS Pause for the safety of community health. We appreciate that members of the community are interested in supporting local artists in this unprecedented time. We are happy to connect you with our artists and you can find direct links to them in their profiles. We will also be sharing what our artists are up to on social media.
Bob Nagel has been woodcarving since he was a Boy Scout in Western New York. He is self taught and often works in the Scandinavian style.
John creates unique wooden bowls and vessels from blanks that are 10 years old. His large scale bowls allow one to take in all of the patterns and details that occur naturally within the wood.
Stephen Landau's woodwork leans toward elegant simplicity. He aims to discover new techniques and hone his skills that help reveal the natural beauty of the wood he works with.
Michael Parkhurst channels his reverence for honest craft into each of his end grain cutting boards. A great reward comes when the wood's natural colors glow with the first oiling.
Bill is influenced by Japanese, Mission and Shaker designs. Woodworking is a way for Bill to create beautiful, functional and well crafted objects that are a part of everyday activities, objects which people can touch and use.