Dale And Micayla McDaniels
As a father/daughter team we join our respective passions for turning and carving wood together to pursue new creative opportunities.
Ultimately, it’s the love of wood in all its inherent God given properties that ignites our passion. We provide form and function, letting wood speak for itself.
Starting my passion after a gift of a toolbox from my dad, I ultimately entered into the cabinetry industry but found it restrictive and uninspiring. Upon retiring and partnering with my daughter in our dream shop, I was able to pursue my own passions highlighting the intrinsic beauty of wood. My newest obsession for the lathe has allowed me to create my particular favorite pieces, which showpiece exceptional figure, spalting, knots, and unusual grain patterns.
Although I took shop classes in high school, my true interest was developed after meeting and learning from an artist in New Zealand. Starting from bone carving with files and rotary tools, I soon expanded into wood carving via rotary tools and wood burning. Working with my dad, I often embellish turned pieces.