Creating one of a kind, furniture represents a unique blending of the beauty, elegance, and materials of the natural world, and the Creative Spirit of one’s imagination.

I studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods in Northern California, A program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. There I developed an extensive background in traditional cabinetmaking techniques and hand skills. The Focused environment became the setting for me to explore complex forms and develop as an artist. I continued my education and Capellagarden in Sweden, A school with a long history in design and detailed craftsmanship. There I further developed my sense of materials, form, and composition.

My inspiration comes from Nature, Asian Arts, and the work of some of the great designers/ makers of the past. Like Jacques-Emile Ruhlman, and Edward Barnsley. My current work is influenced by the Art Deco style, I enjoy its refined form and technical nature.

I enjoy the challenge of complex design. The uncertainty that goes along with this type of work and how completely involved I have to be. My goal is to create works that are enduring, Aesthetically pleasing, and made to the highest level of my ability.

Kent Townsend

Education:

College of the Redwoods 2004
Capellagarden/ Sweden 2005

Publications:

Woodworker West 2004
Robb Report 2007
Woodworker West 2007

Honors:

Craftsmann Challenge 2007
Grand Prize/1st Place