Kirtan Tom is a woodworker and the owner/director of Allied Woodshop in downtown Los Angeles. Having lived in California, Japan, and New York, she finds herself influenced both by the craftsman style of Southern California, and the minimalist clean lines of Eastern architecture. She fell in love with woodworking in New York, and was inspired by the excitement of its creative community. Being largely self-taught, Kirtan relies on continuous practice and care to achieve the expertise needed to create beautiful and functional furniture. "Harmony and balance are the utmost goals in anything I create."
Some day, Kirtan hopes to share her love of woodworking with her daughter.