Jarrod is a full-time craftsperson, teacher, and writer who has worked with wood professionally since 1996. He designs, makes, and sells fine domestic woodenware through galleries, shops, and from his website, www.woodspirithandcraft.com with his wife Jazmin. He specializes in turning green wood into handled cups, bowls, plates, and boxes. He uses a foot-powered spring pole lathe and more recently a Japanese-style electric lathe, which he learned to use during his past two trips to Japan. He is also an accomplished spoon carver who makes a wide variety of knife finished cooking and eating utensils. Jarrod teaches handcraft nationally and internationally as well as trains apprentices. He has studied and researched woodenware in museum archives in the US, Sweden, UK, and Japan which has been an influential part of his design inspiration. Jarrod has extensive knowledge of harvesting and processing natural materials, forging and using hand tools, and making a wide variety of craft from basketry to canoes. He takes a philosophical, historical and pragmatic approach to making, teaching, and advocating for handcraft. Jarrod writes a blog, and has written for Popular Woodworking and Mortise & Tenon Magazines. He made two DVDs, The Art of Spoon Carving and One Tree about green woodworking recorded in Japan. He also has a forthcoming book with Lost Art Press on Spring Pole Lathe Turning. He lives in Northern Wisconsin.