Philip K. Smith
Already an accomplished woodcarver and artist, Philip Smith commenced his formal woodcarving training in 1976 at Karges Furniture in Evansville, Indiana. It was there that he, as a protégé of a noted Greek Master Woodcarver Socrates Paskalidis, expanded his knowledge of design principles while perfecting his carving technique in a high-end furniture production environment. Following his apprenticeship, he formed P.K. Smith Woodcarving in 1978, and since then has been creating original architectural woodcarving designs of unsurpassed quality for a diverse clientele, including industries, organizations, governmental entities, and individuals. He has been recognized for his talents in many publications over the years and has received, among a number of professional accolades, a Masters Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission for his outstanding achievements. Drawing upon his extensive experience, he has focused his expertise of this centuries-old trade to prototype design and production of the finest architectural elements the industry has to offer. All designs shown are by Phil Smith.