|Description:||Angels Camp, CA....Gary Hillman, Designer and Craftsman was born in Sacramento in 1945. He was been woodworking since 1975. At that time he was raising a family, teaching guitar, and going to art shows in the Bay Area. He lived in Los Gatos and took the top prize in wood, at the Mill Valley Art Festival. Also, in Berkley, CA and Best of Show at Provo Park. He has recently move to Angels Camp and purchased 20 acres and |
"I've always been amazed at the way the grain of wood flows. Someone once told me the Chinese word "law" means flow with the grain. In 1975, I had a workshop in the Santa Cruz mountains. There he made totem poles, beds, cradles, tables, sculpture, and arch top cabinets, etc.
A time came when I got tired of sawdust. So, I got into landscaping, and handyman work. Once in a while I'd get a commission in wood.
In 2001 I moved to Nevada City, CA to study mysticism with Anandi Devi. For 4 years, my art was to be in selfless service. In 2005 I got the call to move in with my Mom and help take care of the Dad. Dad passed on followed several years later by my Mom.
In 2013 I bought 20 acres, in Angels Camp, after my parents passed on. I am doing woodwork full time. "
Gary has opened a woodworking shop at 1245 Hwy 49 and the entrance is off of Gun Club Road. Give him a call at 209.210.0267