Traditionally, James trained at the Windsor Institute, where he worked training in the art of Handmade Windsor chairs. He also trained alongside Donald Dunlap, a sixth generation cabinet maker from Antrim New Hampshire, shaping his unique style. While James grew in traditional woodworking, he grew to love the simplicity of modern design and the minimalist style. He believes there are infinite possibilities when designing for personal taste. That's when James found his love for concrete. Read More
He was working on a custom deck for a high-end landscape contractor in Newton, Massachusetts when the concept of a concrete countertop grill station arose. He discovered the incredible beauty, function, and creative flexibility that concrete allows.
He started learning everything he could about finished architectural concrete. He read Concrete Countertops by Fu-Tung Chen, Making Concrete Countertops by Buddy Rhodes. Trained at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School with "wet cast" as well as the Concrete Design School where he learned about fabric forming and worked with several other well-known concrete artisans and attended several specialty training courses.
Since his discovery of concrete, James, along with his family, relocated to the sunny South East Coast of Florida to follow his dream and passion. Now with a 4000 square foot studio and shop in West Palm Beach, Florida, James has worked with concrete to produce everything from incredible 3D wall tiling to a replica of Star Wars' Millennium Falcon. His portfolio also includes bathroom sinks & vanities, kitchen countertops, lighting, tables, and chairs.