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Scott Deming / Eastern Woodworks

wood / functional wood

Hometown: Butler, TN

Woodworker Scott Deming shows what is possible. More than 30 years ago, Deming started working full-time with wood although he had no previous experience. A self-taught artist, Deming has honed his style over the years depending on the type of piece he is working on. He shows that art is inside people and not something that can necessarily be taught by a teacher or from a book.

His goal with each piece is to design something that is one-of-a-kind with a sense of movement and an organize flow. He works with domestic hardwoods, using a combination of dark and light woods. He sculpts the wood using a series of grinders and sanders, working without sketches so the wood can speak to the type of art it turns into. From shelves to frames, Deming has a vast collection of piece for you to see at the next Sugarloaf Craft Festival.