resident craftsman
& teacher


"I live in a beautiful place, I work at something I love, I make enough money to live and my demands in the worlds resources is very meagre; what is so unusual about this idyllic circumstance is that there is plenty of room for more to join."  - John Brown

 Order of the Elephant

Order of the Elephant

 Robert at his bench

 my workshop

my workshop


heart (2004-2017)

"What we need, is more heart in the work." - James Krenov
balsamo, goncalo alves, doussie and Mendocino cypress
85cm x 53cm x 33cm

photography by Tim Andries


Vidar's Chair (2009)

wenge and danish cord

21" deep x 21 1/4" wide x 32 5/8" tall

Photos by Ingeborg Suzanne


Upward Spiral (2012)

narra

11 1/4" wide x 11" length x 5 1/4" tall

Photos by Robert Van Norman


Transition (2008)

kwila, narra & kauri pine

13 3/8" deep x 21 3/4" wide x 28 1/4" tall

Photos by Ingeborg Suzanne


Letters Home (2008)

nicaraguan cocobolo 13" length x 8" wide x 5 1/2" deep

Photos by Chris Mortensen


Sailing (2000)

doussie, olive, eastern maple, mendocino cypress

17" deep x 37 1/2" wide x 35 7/8" tall

Photos by David Welter


Conversation Piece (1999)

teak and danish cord

31" deep x 39" wide x 39" tall

Photos by David Welter