Denver, CO (originally Silver Spring, MD)
STYLE/EXPERTISE: Wood, Metal, Concrete, Stone
EDUCATION: Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking
OCCUPATION: Owner of Garrett Brown Designs
Garrett Brown became a furniture designer when he started making art pieces to decorate his apartment and a friend asked him to build a bed. Hoping to develop his craft into more than a hobby, Garrett enrolled in Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking. After just 3 semesters, Garrett had so much referral business from furniture commissions that his instructor recommended that Garrett begin building professionally full-time. Always looking to push himself, Garrett tries to design so that the audience is left wondering how it was made. He uses actual topography in his pieces emphasizing the earthy nature of his work. An intense competitor, who surfs and snowboards in his free time, Garrett is looking to win the prize money so that he can expand his business, travel, and do volunteer work.