Paul was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., and from an early start, he was always interested in building things, and attending shop classes whenever possible. When he was 15, he moved to Switzerland where he studied piano building for a year then moving into a four-year Church Organ Building apprenticeship.

After his graduation in 1977, he eventually returned to the United States to open up his own shop, and continued returning to specialty trade shops in Europe to get further educated in the art of furniture restoration in Switzerland, veneering and marquetry in northern Italy, stone marquetry in Florence and traditional boatbuilding in England. This laid the foundation he needed to become the world-class master woodworker he is today.

Paul currently owns a custom woodworking shop specializing in fine furniture producing between two and 30 pieces per year, winning many awards in competitions such as Design in Wood, Veneertech Challenge and American Woodworker.

Paul has been active as a teacher of woodworking, veneering and marquetry in many schools throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has produced books, DVDs and written many articles on a variety woodworking subjects in many magazines, and was recently featured on "Rough-Cut with Tommy Mac," a national TV show on PBS. See for more details.
10/12/2012 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Marquetry for Furniture
10/12/2012 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Veneering Successfully
10/13/2012 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Marquetry for Furniture
10/13/2012 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Veneering Successfully