Charles Shotton

Shotton Woodworks
Blue Springs, MO

www.shottonwoodworks.com

Artist Statement

My name is Charles Shotton, a Missouri resident. I craft heirloom quality Walnut furniture as physical therapy for a traumatic brain injury I suffered several years ago. This helps me to focus and concentrate through daily migraines, and symptoms from the injury.

I am a fourth generation woodworker and use techniques I learned from my great grand father, I personally harvest my Black walnut from our farm. It is cut into planks stored and air dried for 40  years. This drying process brings out colors not found in modern cut and drying techniques. I use no stains in my processes. This allows natural Walnut tones to come through in the finished product.

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