By the Bay Gallery in Morro Bay, California
By the Bay Gallery is open daily and featuring American crafts and fine jewelry since 1988
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Heartwood Creations: Mike Fisher


My passion for woodworking began as a child when I was inspired by watching my father make furniture for our home. When I joined the Boy Scouts, I read a book by Eric Sloan called “A Reverence for Wood”. That book, in combination with my love for nature, gave me a deep appreciation for trees and wood.

I’ve made many things throughout my life from wood, but box making has remained my primary focus. An early teacher introduced me to the sliding dovetail which I use to this day on Heartwood’s little Secret Boxes.

When I was sixteen, I made a box from birchwood for my girlfriend and put a love note inside. Shortly after I finished that box, I discovered exotic and fancy woods...and so began my love affair with wood.

Woodworking has always been therapeutic for me. It kept me engaged through tumultuous school years...a perfect time to get involved in something meaningful. The woodshop in my parent’s basement was my outlet. My love for the medium and the joy I receive from working with my hands continues to inspire me 28 years later as an adult.

Mike Fisher

895 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442 | 805-772-5563 |
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