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1977-1979 Michael Coffey’s School of Fine Woodworking
East Poultney, Vermont
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John has been a woodworker for over 40 years. In his early career he designed and sold contemporary pieces of furniture, worked as a carpenter and enjoyed decorative carving. He started as an elevator technician in the 80's.
Now retired, John is back to his passion in woodworking.
He combines his background in woodworking and love of nature to create unique wall hung functional mirrored sculptures using tree holes.
John is inspired by what he finds outside and brings the beauty of the natural world into homes.
When he is not watching his grandchildren, you will find him in his woodworking studio /Gallery in Connecticut.
photo by AARON KOTOWSKI
Tree holes provide a great medium for creativity and also provide a habitat for wildlife.
Therefore, John uses only the tree holes from downed trees.
His work is part him and part Mother Nature blended together to create a unique functional art form.
ARTIST OPEN STUDIO (2018 NORHTEAST, CT)
PARADISE CITY (2018 NORTHAMPTON,MA. )
SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM (2018 NORWICH,CT)
PARADISE CITY (2017 NORTHAMPTON, MA).
ARTIST OPEN STUDIO (2017 NORTHEAST CT)
FIRST PLACE HONORS
GLASTONBURY ARTS ON THE GREEN
(2017 GLASTONBURY, CT)
Mystic Museum of Art (2017 Mystic, CT)
Slater Memorial Museum (2017 Norwich, CT)
Artist Open Studio (2016 Northeast CT)
COURTYARD GALLERY (2016 MYSTIC, CT)
Arts of Tolland (2016 Tolland, CT)
GALLERY VISITS BY APPOINTMENT
"HOLES IN THE WOODS"
JOHN C. STARINOVICH
CONNECTICUT ART AND FLOWER SHOW (2016 HARTFORD, CT.)
NORTHEAST FISHING AND HUNTING SHOW (2016 HARTFORD, CT)
ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO (2015 NORTHEAST CT)
ARTISANS SHOWCASE (2015 HARTFORD, CT.)
ARTS OF TOLLAND (2009 TOLLAND, CT)
BIN 228 (2008 HARTFROD, CT.)
"WOOD WORKS" (2008 WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA)
FINE WOODWORKING SECOND EDITION BIENNIAL DESIGN BOOK (1979)
FEATURED IN "TIMES ARGUS NESPAPER(1978 RUTLAND, VT)
VETERANS EXHIBIT (1978 MONTPELIER, VT)
"UNDER THE ROOF" AT FROG HOLLOW (1978 BURLINGTON, VT.)