Michael Weiss, Master Craftsman and Creative Madman
Wine Country Craftsman is just the latest in a long string of the artistic ventures founded by artist Michael Weiss. He began developing his unique vision and skills early in life when his mother, a professional woodworker, fostered his interest in fine craftsmanship, art, and functional design.
Michael further refined his expertise while working for the Walt Disney Company, then went on to found his own first company. There he continued to develop his range while designing custom wine cellars, eclectic bars, and exotic theme rooms.
Michael has always traveled extensively, studying local culture, architecture, and design around the world. This inspired his deep sense of stewardship toward the Earth. Michael has maintained his commitment to the environment and hopefully one day will be able to adopt solar power for his workshop and warehouses. He is regularly seeking out 100% recycled materials, and uses scraps and sawdust in their onsite gardens where they regularly host BBQ's and water gun fights.
With his current company, Wine Country Craftsman, Michael specializes in creating fantastic furniture and decor using century-old grapevines, retired wine barrels, and other upcycled winemaking materials. These designs have attracted snowballing attention and have been showcased on television, in galleries across the country, and in numerous magazines, articles and blogs.
A word from Michael:
Being a full time artist is a whole lot of fun!
A few years ago I started my little company out of my garage, just like most people and had no idea what I was doing. Struggling for space, I just wanted to design and build fun items after a lifetime of designing and building for others, I finally made the jump to artist and never looked back.
When I opened my very first shop, it was just my dog and I every day. I did all jobs from creating art, organizing the shop, writing all emails to scrubbing the toilet. As demand for my beautiful art increased I found other talented and crazy artists who share my vision. Surrounding myself with fun, positive people and dogs to create world class art and designs.
Our shop is located in the heart of wine country and is a one of a kind place. Not a lot of shops have disco balls and water gun stations and we have so much fun its like a bunch of five year olds with power tools. Everything we create is made to order so its the perfect fit for your home or business and we are proud to be 100% green and made in the USA.