Beautifully crafted one at a time. Every step of the carving and painting process is done by hand with great attention to detail and as a finishing touch a French paste wax is buffed into the finish until a rich luster is obtained.
Joel Dournel-Zanni grew up in northern France where he lived until 1988 when he decided to leave everything behind to travel. After two years of adventure, he stumbled upon Aspen, Colorado and decided this was the ideal place to plant some roots.
Given the opportunity to make a fresh start, he was determined to make a career out of something that had been an interest of his for years: woodcarving. Drawing inspiration from his beautiful surroundings, heritage and travel experiences, he has designed an array of wood carvings. His journey has taken him from designing lamps, to Celtic and Viking themed carvings such as knot work, crosses and Celtic symbols.