Reid Schwartz is an artist and an interested human: He works full-time in his modest, hand-oriented workshop making tools, carving wood, and researching historic approaches to material process.

His explorations into the history and traditions of woodland crafts and native watercraft have grown into a passion for the tools and technologies of first nations makers from around the world.

 Reid works from anthropometric measures and a practiced knowledge of natural materials to design and build usable pieces of art. Whether polished sharp steel or a whittled spoon, He continues to be taken with the complex web of informed decisions and feedback loops that only simple processes can provide.