The following is a list of our professional members and the type of work they do.
If you are interested in discussing a project with one of our members, please use the contact information listed below to get in touch with them.
Musical Instrument Restoration and Conservation
Stephen Bacon came to Ashland, Oregon, in 1979 to perform with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show musicians. He fell in love with Southern Oregon and came back, making recorders for a number of years before his previous work in restoration came to fruition in the form of a string instrument repair business. He has owned Bellwood Violin for over twenty years with great joy and success.
In 1999, I moved to Etna, a small town in Northern California, and joined the Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild, where I have enjoyed the company of the other woodworkers and attend wood shows in Ashland, OR. In 2004, I entered some pieces in my first big show, Portland’s Best of the Northwest. To my amazement, I won the Best of Show and a Peer Award for my Demilune Table and received requests to teach classes for the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers.
Steve Isser designs and builds custom cabinets for residences. Kitchens, TV and Stereo cabinets bookcases and vanities. Detailed and careful work, problem solving and good communication.
In the Summer of 2003, Russell Beebe was commissioned by Lloyd Matthew Haines to create a 20 foot sculpture from a standing dead White Oak Tree. “At first glance, the big tree gave me an indication of how my design would evolve, from the juncture of the first large branch down to the base. The very uniform trunk offered freedom to create while the divergence of the branch above would dictate form. This and Mr. Haines’ desire that the sculpture honor the Tree, our Wildlife and the Native Peoples who once lived in the area gave me the spectrum to create.”
Mary Burgess – Inspired Folk Art
Beautiful organic forms of local hardwoods inspired by nature.
Mary Burgess: 541-855-1531
Willie Wolf – Fine Craftsmanship
Beautiful handcrafted furniture and custom woodwork.
Willie Wolf: 541-482-3400
As a sculptor who taught himself to make furniture, I am inspired by the wood itself, and the Journey finding it. Using native northwest lumber milled mostly by individuals, I build furniture and sculpture that best suits the material.
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I specialize in wood furniture and accessories that work well in bungalows and other arts and crafts era homes. Like many of my customers, I believe our purpose is to ennoble our lives and make our world better by creating and surrounding ourselves with things we know to be beautiful. I want to help you achieve your decorative arts goals faster than you would in the absence of my help. Please call and see if we can build something that is just right for you.
Let us care, celebrate beauty, and make a difference so that at the end of the day we can enter our house justified.
Featuring custom-made wood designs for the home, made from locally sourced Oregon hardwoods. Popular gift items include custom-made playing card boxes, cribbage boards, rocking chairs, and wine bottle & glass caddies, to name a few. We also feature kitchen specialty items such as Sheffield Steak Knives with beautiful manzanita handles, kitchen step stools and the Alaskan ULU knife with chopping board or bowl. Are you a craftsman?… Would you like to build it yourself?… Woodworking plans are available for most items on our website. Thank you for your interest in our products.
I moved to Ashland in 2014 after a tour in the U.S. Peace Corps. I grew up in Kentucky learning woodcraft from a master woodworker who happened to be my dad. I have dabbled in many areas of woodwork including: bows and arrows, custom beehives, small furniture, and boxes.
Cloudnine Woodcraft LLC
Jeffrey Behrends is the owner of Cloudnine Woodcraft LLC, specializing in Traditional Style Gypsy Wagons and Custom Woodworking. His favorite projects are those that start with an inspired Dream, which he then figures out how to bring to Reality, and his specialization is blending the Practical and the Aesthetic. Traditional Style Gypsy Wagons are a great example of these qualities, creating transportable, artistically unique, and comfortable living structures, custom built according to a customer’s needs and dreams. He has been a licensed general contractor since 2006. For examples of projects and more information, see his website.
Richard Calhoun – Lathe Art
I retired 11 years ago. I make my wife happy by disappearing into my woodshop cave. I don’t think she liked me rearranging the kitchen cupboards? Anyway, my passion is creating round wood art using local Oregon madrone burl mostly. I attempt to let the wood tell me what it wants to become.