I was born in 1959, in a woodsy place north of Seattle. My
early visual impressions include drawings of buildings
on my fatherís desk, skeletal frames of buildings under
construction, Native American Art on the walls, and
trees against the sky.
Iím told that as a child I whittled everything within reach,
soap, flour, butter on the table. In high-school I started
carving wood in earnest. I did my degree at the
University of Washington, where I studied sculpture,
bronze casting, welding, and Northwest Coast Native art.
In 1984 I fell in love with carving river stone, while living
in the Olympic Mountains. This prompted me, in 1989,
to create a studio in the woods, on top of a little
mountain on the Island of San Juan.
Contact Tom Small: email@example.com