Duane Rice is the proprietor of D.Rice Woodworks, and a Milwaukee based craftsman with a focus on woodturning and natural edge furniture. He’s worked for the past 25 years as a carpenter, cabinet maker, custom furniture designer/ builder, and woodturner. Largely self-taught, He’s had the privilege of working alongside many talented artists and craftspeople.He believes that if you open your ears, and check your ego at the door, the possibilities of what you can learn are endless.
“One thing I have learned through the years is to step back and let the natural beauty of the wood influence the design process. The skill of the woodworker should enhance the grain, form, and texture of the wood. Whenever possible, I try to use reclaimed wood, or logs that are otherwise destined for the landfill. Each log is like a gift waiting to be unwrapped.”