Welcome to Artisan Wood Market!
My name is Lupe Nielsen and I have been doing really serious fine woodworking for over five years. Woodworking has really become my passion and through all these years I have been creating pieces for my own edification as well as for sale to the wider market.
About a year ago, I thought about making a website featuring my work, as a showcase and portfolio. However, through the years, I have met and befriended quite a few remarkable craftsmen – people who I admire and respect. I then thought that the idea of creating a website was good, but it could even be better if a group of us joined forces and offered our talents to the world. Combining our products would provide a wider choice for our potential clientele.
As we embark in this new adventure, I am proud to introduce to you the eight artisans that have joined our group:
1) Ann Casey: She is quite an accomplished wood turner. She tackles all kinds of difficult projects including off center turnings with amazing results.
2) Jimmy Clewes: Jimmy is in a class by himself. He is a world-renowned wood turner, and he is one of the world’s top ten teachers in the field. We are very lucky to have him in our Las Vegas community.
3) John Frame: He loves to make natural-edge bowls directly from the wood he salvages from fallen old trees in the Las Vegas valley. His work is exquisite.
4) Denny LaRocca: General woodworking practitioner, and CNC expert extraordinaire. If you need a piece carved or engraved with a CNC, he is your man.
5) Lupe Nielsen: Yours truly… I am a general practitioner, with emphasis on furniture making.
6) Dennis Patchett: Dennis is one of the best woodworkers in Las Vegas. He is very, very traditional, and specializes in late 18th and 19th century furniture. And yes, he carves his pieces by hand. He is a true artist.
7) Beth Wheeler: She is the queen of practical smaller items. She is constantly exploring everything that can be made with wood: From candleholders, to coat hangers, to iPad stands, cutting boards, and so much more. She is also a very accomplished chairmaker, and it thrills her to make custom chairs for anyone who is interested.
8) Braxton Wirthlin: Braxton is a full-time woodworker who does it all. When he is not making wooden displays and bars for restaurants or private homes, he is turning wood. If it can be mounted on a lathe, Braxton can turn it.
There you have it, at a glance, our expert artisans. Each artisan has his or her own page within the site. Please feel free to check each one out. They each have their own style and little touches for the pieces they make.
In summary, we can say:
- We are based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. From what I have heard, there are very few people in this town that do what we do, at our level. If you are local, and are considering to have a woodworker for your next project, do check us out.
- We are fine woodworkers. All the pieces we make are proudly hand-crafted in the United States, using the very best of materials, beautiful joinery and finishes.
- All the pieces we make are practical works of art, of heirloom quality.
- We create BEAUTY one woodworking project at a time.
We hope you like what you see.
Finally, I would like to thank our web designer Lisa Caterbone of Netmouser.com for all her assistance in the geeky side of things. She is probably the ninth artisan in our group.