John Parkinson

Liberty Arts Artist John Parkinson in Fine Woodworking Magazine


John Parkinson has written an article for Fine Woodworking Magazine which will be published in the fall. We will follow up with his article once published. Our artists bring an international spotlight to the work done in our studio with the wealth of knowledge they bring to their craft and those who practice it. Here we see John being photographed for his upcoming article, we are always extremely proud when our artists progress in their careers and are recognized outside of our studio for their mastery. Way to go John!!

What you missed Last Thursday

This past Last Thursday@Liberty Arts featured three demonstrations of our artists at work. John Parkinson shared his weaving (Danish cord) technique on a beautiful new custom walnut bench. David Huber fired up his lathe to show his turning and sanding skills on the briar burls he turns into amazing artisan tobacco pipes. Out back Evie and Josh were pulling 1700 degree pots out of their recently finished raku kiln and completing the ancient process to produce beautiful pieces to the oohs and ahhs of the crowd. You can expect more of the same this coming Last Thursday@Liberty Arts on August 27th.

The smell of sawdust has returned!

We have two new artists doing amazing things with wood. John Parkinson (above, and find him on Facebook) is creating beautifully handcrafted custom furniture. David Huber ( is using his lathe and various sanders to turn small semi-circles of briarwood to create top of the line artisan pipes.You are more than welcome to come in and watch the process - especially on Last Thursdays @ Liberty Arts.

New Artists: Hermes Illana, John Parkinson & David Huber

We have three new artists coming on board!

Hermes Illana is in the process of setting up his space now. He will be using his photography in combination with his creative construction abilities and newfound skills with a welder to create exciting new pieces to be shown soon in our gallery.

John Parkinson  ( will be arriving in June. John designs and builds beautiful custom furniture and will be putting together workshops and demos about the use of hand tools. Stay tuned!

David S. Huber ( will also arrive in June and creates handcrafted artisan Briar Pipes. Even though David is relatively new to the art of pipe making, he already has a following and is looking forward to the inspiration of being surrounded by artists working in so many mediums.