Some might call Mark McCullough of Ravenwood Inspired an artistic adventurer (though he often refers to himself as an artistic train wreck). If it's creative, he's probably tried it, from glassblowing to silversmithing, bookbinding to airbrush painting, but throughout these varied artistic endeavors, he's never strayed from his true love of the woodshop. Mark says, he truly discovered himself in the fall of 2011 when he purchased a lathe and turned his first piece of wood.
Driven by function and charm, Mark revels in the notion that art can be both useful and attractive; and he aims to achieve this in his creation of each new piece. He has experimented with incorporating acrylic, metal, and stone into his pieces, and in addition to handling his own acrylics and dyes, he also has learned to create his own molds and cold-cast metal and resin parts. He looks forward to each new process he tries and every new project that comes along - whatever that new project may be!
Usually coated with some measure of sawdust, and accompanied by two magically-mystically-black cats, Mark enjoys the enchantment of his solo wood artistry business, creating pens, wands, jewelry, home decor, and more.