Matt Borders

Matt Borders

Medium: Wood

Matt Borders is an Indiana native and life-long woodworker. Carving, turning, and period furniture reproduction are his forte, though he can turn his hand to anything that once had bark or a trunk. He specializes in using the natural character of the wood to direct its purpose, keeping with clean designs and finishes that produce a clarity and transparency, and revealing the inner virtue of the wood.

A devoted father, humorist, and wordsmith, Matt's natural abilities make him a sought after teacher who reveals that all the world needs is some sharp hand-tools, a keen eye, and a sense of humor (which he often loses when dealing with computers). Matt lives and practices his craft on the outskirts of Bloomington, Indiana, with his two sons Lane and Wyatt, their dog Tyronne, and WAY too many cats.