Norm is a self-taught woodworker from Davidson, North Carolina. Growing up on a farm required him to develop many hands-on skills. This experience led him to a product design engineering career. Now retired, his passion and skills have taken an artistic path as he designs and crafts jewelry using domestic and exotic woods. He uses a variety of woods (Cherry, Maple, Rosewood, Sapele, Walnut, and Zebra to name a few), and incorporates numerous techniques within his design and build process.