"Copper Pig Woodworking features the work of Paul Jasper, Ph.D., with a focus on functional art & design translated through wood"l began woodworking in 2005 after buying my house and becoming fast friends with my ~80 yr. old neighbor, and first woodworking mentor, "Hal". Through his generosity, Hal introducing me to many of the fundamentals of woodworking, and set me on a journey to become a more educated and capable craftsman. Over the next decade, I continued to refine my craft, project by project, and via classes at Boston's prestigious furniture making schools including The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts and The North Bennett Street School. Thereafter, I began apprenticing with a full-time maker and restorer, Freddy Roman, which brought my education to the next level and also integrated me into the regional fabric of professional furniture makers in New England.More recently, I have again refocused my efforts toward unique art and design, translated through the medium of wood. This has manifested in a wide variety of unique home decor items including sushi boards, tea boxes, serving boards, watch boxes, etc... It brings me deep personal satisfaction to know the pieces I make bring small moments of joy to their owners and become loved family heirlooms.