The Artist

Henry Wischusen

I grew up on the rocky coast of New England surrounded by a great wood working tradition. In my youth, I made all kinds of objects in wood, from tiny sculptures to boats. Upon leaving the corporate world after 35 years of service, I returned to my passion of crafting things from wood but with a new sustainable perspective. Working with delicate wood veneers, I am able to present all the beauty of the wood while maintaining my reverence to the forest.

What He's Wearing...

Adrian: Walnut Wood Combination

My bracelet for everyday wear is the first Adrian that I crafted. In fact, it was my very first woven bracelet. I am not sure what inspired me, but, all of a sudden, I found myself carving two bracelets and intertwining them. I have worn this bracelet most days for over two years. The grain and color appears richer as the time has passed. I work with my hands and it gets knocked around quite a bit. Occasionally I will give it a light sanding and a fresh coat of Tung oil to restore its luster.