Tom Ocampo's Profile
I was born in Carmel and my workshop is located in Carmel Valley, California where my surroundings have always influenced and inspired my craft. Using unusual materials to create something from nothing such as; a root ball from a fruit tree or a slab of Bay Laurel to create one-of-a-kind pieces and limited series It feels like magic. I started furniture making in the 1980's when I found I could express the wonders and beauty of trees through the power and permanence of wood. This area is rich in history and fine examples of architectural work and furniture from all over the world. I’ve always had a wealth of information to choose from right here. Over the course of my career I’ve had the good fortune of working with people who were willing to pass on generations of knowledge.
I am inspired by the start of each day. When I’m designing the satisfaction comes when it gets out of my mind’s eye an…
- Born on December 29
- Joined December 16, 2011