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The Light of His Life

The Light of His Life:
WILLIAM MORRIS STUDIO
by Terry Tsujioka

"Everyone has a unique expression," says the former Bay-area machinist who developed his woodworking craft and established William Morris Studio 18 years ago. "My job is to keep the channel open. So the work just comes through me, and I don?t become part of the artwork." With Renee, his wife of 25 years, making the shades from mica, parchment, and leaves from trees on their property, William creates functional, beautiful works of art. "And when I send a lamp off to the customer, my job is done. I work hard at not having ego or identity tied into it, just the joy of having made it. I always enjoy the experience, and appreciate being asked to do it."

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