New to our Guild:ASHLEY JOSEPH MARTINPhiladelphia, PA
2022 FOUNDED STUDIO
Ashley Joseph Martin was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and grew up in rural Pennsylvania where he was surrounded by the woods–camping and enjoying nature. When he was young, his father gave him a pocketknife, igniting his interest in woodcarving. Martin studied the craft as an apprentice for Casey Johnson, the well-known designer and sculptor who works in wood in his Asheville, North Carolina, studio. In the busy studio, Martin learned to work quickly and trust his carving. He was particularly inspired by vintage American, German and Japanese hand carving tools. In 2022, Martin moved to Philadelphia and set up his own studio where he handcrafts wood vessels, lamps and furniture. Using few elements, Martin produces simple, sculptural wood pieces that transform nature into new forms.
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The one-of-a-kind pieces handmade by this artisan are available only in-store. Please contact a Design Specialist directly to inquire further at 212-852-9099.Inquire