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Handcrafted functional art
for your home and business

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C.E.GJENDEM
WOODWORKS

  Artist Bio

A native of British Columbia, Carl was born on the West Coast, moving to the East Kootenay (Marysville) when he was nine years old.

 

From a young age, Carl watched and helped his father, an adept tradesman. His father’s influence went beyond the skill of making things; it was more the conscious thought, passion and love that went into everything he did.

 

Carl’s early career working in the outdoors took him across Western Canada where he gained an appreciation for the trees that grew around him. After 25 years as a paramedic in Vancouver and Victoria, Carl seized the opportunity to move back to the mountains and settle in Cranbrook.

 

As a self-taught woodworker, Carl works with both traditional hand tools, as well as power carving tools. He takes great pride in ethically sourcing the distinct wood he uses, believing a fallen tree is still a living tree and deserves a new life as a beautiful, unique piece of functional art.

 

His experiments with form and function continue, drawing inspiration from the likes of Sam Maloof, George Nakashima and Victoria woodworker/designer Kirk Van Ludwig.

 

Carl continues to fuel his passion from his small shop window that overlooks Fisher Peak in the Rocky Mountains. He welcomes your ideas and questions at cegjendem@gmail.com.

 

Carl Edmund Gjendem

Maker of Unique, Functional Art.

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