Growing up amidst a family of engineers, artists and adventurers Kent was fortunate to have an upbringing that instilled a high regard for the natural world and fostered an appreciation for the intricacies of form, pattern, and color found therein.
Kent's appreciation for crafts led to a early apprenticeship as a wood boat builder. He devoted his spare time to further honing his skills by re-building four of his own sailboats. Upon leaving the boat yard he started his own woodworking business constructing full and partial interiors for vessels. He also accepted commissions for one-off furniture pieces.
His path led to a career as a marine surveyor in which he provides formal inspections of all types of vessels for prospective buyers and other interested parties. After thirty years of service he enjoys a reputation that has made him one the most highly regarded members of this profession on the Pacific Coast.
Kent's passion for creating has now led him back to the "shop" to create a limited number of stone pendants as time allows. With regard to woodworking, Kent is accepting requests for the construction of specialized hardwood items, some examples of which are provided on this website.
Whether working with wood or stone, his intention, always, is not to enhance but to expose its innate beauty and make it more accessible.
Kent Parker Wood and Stone