I have been working in Mixed-Media for about 42 years. I get very excited each time I find a new Medium in which to dabble.
I find my bliss when I’m in the Zone of Creation. I have been engaging in this work long enough that I sometimes feel as if the machines and my hand-tools were musical instruments and I am in the process of composing.
Teaching also energizes me, I love to help others to become empowered in the use of their skills. I learn just as much from my students as they do from me.
Patrick Stafford has been a designer/craftsperson for over 42 years and operates a fine woodworking studio in Santa Cruz, California. He is presently teaching Furniture Design/Woodworking, Lighting Fabrication, and Furniture Mixed-Media for Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. Patrick is instrumental in the developing Interior Architecture Program at the same institution.
Patrick attended the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program in Mendocino County. He studied with and later taught beside, The Late James Krenov, author and internationally respected craftsperson. Patrick attended Pasadena City College, Cabrillo College, and received his teaching credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
He has also taught through the Furniture Design Program at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. and in Cabrillo College Community Education
Patrick has been a contributor to American Woodworker Magazine. He was a featured presenter at the Yuma Art Symposium in 2010. His work has been shown across California and is in collections throughout the United States.
He is a member of The Santa Cruz Woodworkers; members of which were in a major show at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in 2011 and the R. Blitzer Gallery in 2016.
Patrick Stafford works in a wide variety of media. In addition to wood, He is well versed in the use of metals, (bronze, copper, steel, etc.) fine art painting, casting, mold making, lighting design, mosaic, water features and homebuilding
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