Michael started Michael Shea Woodcarving in 1990, at
the age of 25. He had two goals in mind for his business. First, was
to continue to make and design the very best furniture. Second, was
to make available above average quality wood carvings for other furniture
and cabinet builders.
Michael worked long days to get his business off the
ground. He still works long days, not because he has too, but because
he wants too. As he likes to put it, "I would rather sculpt or
carve than to go golfing." He also says that he's constantly learning
something new every day.
Over the years by being in the antique, furniture and
wood carving business, Michael's client list has grown to include the
rich and famous. His clients range from movie stars, bank presidents,
supreme court judge, to the little guy down the street who wants carvings
for his kitchen or bar.
In addition to woodcarving, he has learned the techniques
to make bronze and steel dies for wood embossing. He uses his carving
and sculpting abilities to create new and exciting designs for his customers.
Michael is looking forward to woodcarving and coming
up with new ideas for his product line. He also plans on spending more
time creating bronze or marble sculptures.