Jarrod has been working with wood and birch bark professionally since 1996 and sells his handcrafts online under the business name Woodspirit, and in select galleries.
His experience with green woodworking is broad and varied, but today Jarrod focuses mainly on woodturning using a foot-powered lathe and carving spoons with axe and knife. His study of older work in museum archives in the US, Sweden and the UK forms a very influential part of his inspiration as a craftsperson.
Jarrod brings extensive knowledge of harvesting natural materials, the use of hand tools, and a deep philosophical, historical and pragmatic approach to handcrafts to his work and his workshops. He teaches workshops across the country and internationally.