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He who works with his hands is a labourer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

 

Marcel Tardif

Biography

Most of my creations are one of a kind unique wooden bowls, platers and serving Charcuterie boards. I do use some local woods, but I love to mix them with exotic blends from Brazil, Africa, and Panama, while making sure the woods are not endangered but sustainable.

I attended Niagara College and studied multi trades and graduated with a CWB (Canadian Welding Board) all position Certificate. This should have been my first clue at being creative, as being a welder fitter is a form of art in order to do it correctly. I graduated among the top in my class. Being a curious creative person my entire life, I also have been an ongoing student of learning how to.

I have been an entrepreneur the majority of my life, starting and participating in many business start-ups. I have been very successful at most and some not so much. The process always was a challenge of, creating an interest and a product that was and is in need, then getting it done.

My hobbies are fishing, and scuba diving with my bride of over 20 years.

My motivation for doing what I'm doing now is so that my grandchildren can have a part of me and know who I was and what I did.

My work for the most part was self-taught with transferable skills from my history. I love to transform each piece of wood into a piece that is as attractive as the piece of wood could be also being functional, useful, and a possible center piece to showcase in someone's home or business. It is a very addictive rewarding new retirement activity which I was forced into September 2015 because of back problems. Creating wood pieces is very therapeutic as well as rewarding and for the love of wood.

Product Description

All of my creations are one of a kind unique wooden bowls, platers and serving Charcuterie boards Tapas Boards . I do use some local woods, but I love to mix them with exotic blends from Brazil, Africa, Mexico, Asia, and Panama, while making sure the woods are not endangered but sustainable.

My work for the most part was self-taught with transferable skills from my history. I love to transform each piece of wood into a piece that is as attractive as the piece of wood could be; also being functional, useful, and a possible center piece to showcase in someone's home or business. It is a very addictive rewarding new retirement activity which I was forced into September 2015 because of back problems. Creating wood pieces is very therapeutic as well as rewarding and for the love of wood. My drive and passion is I simply want my grandkids to see, feel, and know what I loved aside from them. Its my legacy to them.