Scott Grove is a self-taught seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. He maintains his own studio in the mountains of the Finger Lakes in Western New York and has worked for world-renowned Wendell Castle as his studio director. He has four Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge Awards, an unprecedented achievement. Scott has pioneered several alternative veneering techniques including asymmetrical matching and veneering extreme compound curves. He has also won the NICHE Award for his trompe l’oeil wood carving, a DuPont Prize for innovative use of materials, and an NEA grant for sculpture. Scott has written for and been featured in a variety of publications including Fine Woodworking, Woodworking Network, Woodshop News, FDM, American Woodturner, and appeared on Home and Garden’s HGTV Network. In 2014 he did a Ted Talk on mixing technology and old-world craftsmanship and has also authored four books: Advanced Veneering and Alternative Techniques and Edges and Inlays for Schiffer Publishing and self-published Filigree Inlay and How to Inlay an Opal Ring. His work is in prominent collections and museums including the Hunter Museum of American Art and the Memorial Art Gallery.

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