About the Creators

DC & Mary have been creating for years! They are excited with each project they begin. Through experience they have mastered the skills required to build and shape custom pieces that are aesthetically pleasing. 
"We just love seeing the faces of our customers when they buy our pieces!"
Mary has always been involved in some sort of creativity. She’s been sewing since she was about 8 years old and owned a bridal shop for 20 years where those sewing skills were used extensively. Upon retiring from that career, Mary began with art lessons, starting with drawing and graduating to pastels and oils. Photography was also a great hobby at this time and Mary focused on taking macro photos of desert weed blossoms. 

After embarking on another career, a travel agent for The Travel Connection, the only time for artwork became weekends and Mary discovered the gourd. She started with basic woodburning and colored stains and then began power carving. Most of her training came from books, website videos, her sister-in-law and a few classes over the years. Most recently, Mary began assisting her son, Dan Curtis, in his woodturning endeavors.
Dan Curtis has always been involved in wood working of some sort. He began framing homes for his father at a very young age and became a general contractor and framing contract. He’s always been exact in his work but the framing part in a house is always covered up! He became interested in wood turning and lathe work. He is still working with would but now, the level of his skill shines. His appreciatation for honoring the wood and allowing the natural knots, scars, insect tracks and cracks to remain is part of the art. The colored inlays and finishes are perfect compliments to the wood.
Dan Curtis has always been involved in wood working of some sort. He began framing homes for his father at a very young age and became a general contractor and framing contract. He’s always been exact in his work but the framing part in a house is always covered up! He became interested in wood turning and lathe work. He is still working with would but now, the level of his skill shines. His appreciatation for honoring the wood and allowing the natural knots, scars, insect tracks and cracks to remain is part of the art. The colored inlays and finishes are perfect compliments to the wood.