On the Road

On the Road

I will be in Houston TX for four days 2/20 – 2/24 with recent instruments available to try. Please contact me to arrange a viewing, let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see,  or just to say...
VSA 2014 – Silver Medal for Cello Tone

VSA 2014 – Silver Medal for Cello Tone

Violin Society of America holds an annual conference and every second year the conference is combined with an international violin making competition. This week long event is a great place to pick up inspiration for new things to try, to look for answers to questions...
Traveling Salesman

Traveling Salesman

No violin maker that I know relishes the sales part of the job, given a choice I’d rather be at the bench, making the next instrument, the instrument which will surely answer some of the many questions that I still have about the best way to do things. However...
Moreland Violin Shop, Battleground, WA

Moreland Violin Shop, Battleground, WA

I took a working vacation at Mark Moreland’s Violin Shop in Battle Ground, Washington, spending two weeks working on a fiddle while Mark worked on a new cello for a Singapore client and took care of his normal day to day business. Apart from the social call I had...
Markus Morscher – Organ builder

Markus Morscher – Organ builder

While driving up to Seattle I remembered that I had once ordered wood from an Austrian organ builder living in the area. It was a good opportunity to visit, acquire some good European violin wood, check out the organ shop and meet Markus Morscher who I’d heard is a...