Andrew Pitts is a largely self-taught studio furnituremaker with 39 years experience. His prior career in the navy as a nuclear engineer unexpectedly prepared him for success as a designer. The discipline necessary to command three warships and operate aircraft carrier nuclear reactors translated into an astute attention to detail and pursuit of perfection.
He has built his workshop in the secluded forests of Northumberland County, Virginia. A committed steward of the environment, he uses primarily pre-fallen hardwoods local to the studio, having harvested, milled and dried them himself. His design approach is to celebrate the wood’s inherent beauty, respecting its imperfections and variations. He uses mostly clear finishes, avoiding stains that might mask the grain. One can recognize a Pitts design by the grace of its curves, exquisitely matched grain patterns, exacting joinery and meticulous finishing.
Pitts’ furniture has been featured in numerous exhibitions and has garnered more than a dozen awards. He is an active member of several local Virginia artists’ associations and is a member of The Furniture Society. Pitts’ work can be seen at www.AndrewPittsFurnitureMaker.com
- Heathsville, VA
- Professional Status
- Member until Apr 9, 2017