The “Yew Dales” are the remote, Northern home of the Norse god Ullr, a master archer and renowned skier. Ullr and his realm have always been associated with integrity, honour, and independence. His name literally means “Glory” and he is a patron to anyone who loves Winter sports, hunting, and ranging through the beautiful wilderness in search of majestic scenery.
I am a furniture maker, box crafter, and wood burner based in Toronto. I work alone and build each piece by hand. My work is uncluttered and modern, with rustic embellishments and solid joinery. I like to let the wood speak for itself, leaving the natural grain to impress with its depth, colour, and pattern.
My family background has always been very important to me. Exploring the rich mythologies, sagas, and traditions of my Danish, Slovakian, and Irish ancestors continues to influence my designs, and each hand-crafted piece has a modern tale to tell about the ancient people of the North. These stories are inspiring and important to me, and I strive to reinvent them in wooden forms.
Whether you are descended from the Northmen and want a custom piece that speaks to your heritage, or you find the ancient Northern cultures as fascinating as I do, I would be happy to explore how we can tell your story in wood!