Challenge:  Create unique and functional furniture, housewares, and jewelery with local Pittsburgh lumber.

Process:  Bernerworks woodworking studio stemmed from my desire to create relevant designs while further exploring the woodworking craft.  I bootstrapped funding and handled all business aspects as well as client acquisitions and sales.  I also worked with galleries and private clients to design and produce a wide range of custom pieces.  Through the Urban Tree Forge, I also participated in the felling, harvesting, slabbing, and curing of local Pittsburgh lumber.

Client list includes The Bottlebrush Gallery, Divertido, The Clay Place, Icehouse Gallery, Brooklyn Southern, as well as direct sales to private collectors.