Hello, thank you for taking the time to view my work. I started making furniture before I was an adult. In high school, I made furniture for my family home. My first job out of high school was in an art gallery. I accepted a temporary job to replace someone for two weeks during their vacation time off. I fell in love with the gallery and mastered the department where I was working. I set out to help in other areas to learn the total process. This was all in preparation for my future to be self-employed. After about a year of working part-time and going to school, I was asked if I would be interested in managing the production end of the gallery. While working in the gallery, I got to know a number of interior designers and my goal was to work with this group of people in starting my company, Hall and Hall upholstery.
Hall and Hall Upholstery was started in my college class room. While working in the gallery and taking classes in drafting, furniture design, and upholstery, I started taking on clients. I then used a sunroom in back of my home to produce my clients’ work. After a while, I took a commercial space not far from my home to give me more space to work and produce clients’ projects. I later moved to an area where I could be closer to my designers and the type of work I wanted to produce.
My work has been published in a number of magazines and publications, and my relationships with design trade grew, which was my goal. My ultimate goal was to create my own product. This opportunity came when I designed my first ottoman from a style or shape that I have always loved, a tapered look. After working with this design for a period of time, I got the style that I wanted. I wanted to create a product that was unique, with different combinations of fabrics and leathers, as well as all fabric pieces. I have never liked a matched-set product, but rather prefer a uniqueness to itself. I did my first show and the name “Conversation Pieces” was born. I then designed a different size and shape, and I called them little fellows.
My Work can be seen at:
Copper Shadetree Gallery
RoundTop, Texas, 78954