"Duncan Oja is a woodworker and artist based in San Francisco. He was trained in traditional furniture making while living in upstate New York and began working at a small lumber mill after moving home to California. His work combines classic American furniture traditions with modern experimental design. He often draws from different stages of the process itself- natural organic forms, found textures, tool marks and byproducts of the production process. The resulting work finds a place between raw material and functional object."