Greenwood furniture, wood sculpting, and mechanical creations, embody the design perception, hand-craftsmanship, and time honored woodworking techniques inherited from Old World craftsmen.
For the past twenty-seven years Brad has solely been designing, building and carving furniture and sculpting hardwoods. His dedication to Old World woodworking techniques, combined with his creative use of California hard woods, epitomizes his originality. His work is durable and well composed, blending craftsmanship, design and proportion.
Brad is well known for his intricate relief carvings, hand tooled surfaces, and striking combinations of hardwoods. Also noteworthy is his remarkable talent to integrate antique and old materials into his work. He creates entertaining masterworks that contain distinctive features such as dioramas, animatronics, games, secret compartments, and more.
The recipient of various awards, Brad was honored to accept the “2010 Best of Show Award” at the Western Design Conference. In past years he was acknowledged with the “Exhibitors’ Choice Award”, “Best Woodworking Award”, and “Western Spirit Award”. In 2008 the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, acknowledged him with the “Makers’ Choice Award”. He has been invited to participate in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’sCody High Style Show for many years and they formally noted Brad as a furniture maker on the forefront – “an artist who continually brings western design to a new level”.
Greenwood ‘s studio is located in a barn on his property in northern California’s Sierra Valley, where he lives with his wife, Lorraine, and their four sons.
“For me, solid wood is tangible and real. Working with wood left close to its natural form pays homage to the history of the tree. Inconsistencies such as color variations, cracks, knots, or historical artifacts signify a part of the tree’s life. Its scars are a reflection of its past. My furniture is so natural in character, being perfect is not considered a quality.”