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J.Potts Design Origins

         Thanks for taking the time to visit my site.  Let me take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a bit about who I am.  My name is Joshua Potts, I'm from and still live in Maryland with my wife and two children. 

         My interest in woodworking started when I lived in Vermont and had a fully functioning wood shop available to me.  I had some basic carpentry skills, but I had no real experience with wood carving or fine woodworking.  One day I was browsing in the farmhouse library and found a book that was all about intricately carved wooden spoons.  I was intrigued, up until this point my artistic world consisted of drawing and painting, both of which I kept to myself.  My family planned on driving up to visit me for the holidays that year and, not having much money at the time, I set myself to the task and was able to carve a spoon for each of them accompanied by some of the best local ice cream I could find. 

 

          Since then, I have approached most of my woodwork as creating functional art that is inspired by the natural and mathematical worlds.  To me, being in a creative state is one that is filled with reward on so many levels.  My work shifted from spoon carving to cutting boards and now has entered the domain of furniture and decorative art.  With that being said, I have decided to share with others what I make and at the same time create a life that is unlimited in terms of where I go with this creative path. I hope that you enjoy seeing my work unfold as I discover new techniques and, push myself to create one of a kind creations that can be passed down through generations.

          If you are interested in purchasing something that I have made, there are some items that are available through my online store.  This store will update periodically and if you are interested in being the first to know please sign up for my email update list.  If you are looking through the gallery and see something that you like, fill out the contact form and we can arrange to have something similar created that is unique to you and your needs.  

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