T. Breeze VerDant
PO Box 2,
Williamsville, VT 05362
T Breeze Verdant is working on his doctoral thesis for the prestigious University of Hard Knocks. He started his woodworking experience by building a log cabin from his own trees and rocks, hauling the logs by hand with a “come-along”. He consequently demolished buildings for building materials and built another home entirely from lumber he harvested selectively from a friend’s forest (thereby saving it from being clear-cut). Expressing ones self through house building is a tedious method of expression. It also consumes a lot of trees, which “Breeze” has an affinity for. “My mother knew where to find me at dinner time, she’d stick her head out of the door of the kitchen and yell…. upwards!”. Breeze has run power lines, studied and practiced massage and the healing arts; He is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/poet and an activist for peace and the environment. Breezes aim with wood is to create and share the greatest amount of beauty while consuming the smallest amount of wood. Breeze has been practicing marquetry and inlay full time since 1988.
Breeze made a decision at a meditation retreat to get his life in greater alignment by working more with re and up cycled elements. This happy decision has led to garnering woods from ships that sunk off of Cuttyhunk Island, MA with a load of ebony logs in the mid-1800’s, scraps from retired and current shipbuilders – scraps from sailboats that have won major races in the last century. Scraps of local exotic woods gathered from woodturners in St. John USVI, chestnut and apple from New England barns and orchards. Piano key ebony and body parts, copper string windings, guitar maker scraps, get the idea? Fun! Finish from cows milk and boiled down twigs (shellac!).