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Wood & Soul

John Spivey is a studio furniture maker and author who lives in Santa Barbara, California. His work is executed in North American hardwoods--primarily walnut, maple, and cherry. Much of the work utilizes flitch cut boards that he buys in sets in order to match color and grain throughout a project. Spivey's design inspiration lies in the flow of lines within Zen calligraphy and painting. The unadorned lines live in dynamic relationship with the grain of the wood to create a lyric, sensual minimalism that celebrates the inherent essence of the wood and the hand of the maker.