After a half-hearted attempt at a law degree, Alf Sharp discovered his true vocation in fine furniture making. Forty years later he’s still at it with just as much enthusiasm.
Specializing in 18th and 19th Century American and English design, Sharp also enjoys Beidermeier, Art Deco, Chinese, and contemporary design. His own original work has, most often, at least a toe-hold in tradition. Sharp has pieces in historical homes and museums throughout the U.S. as well as in private homes nationally. Sharp is the recipient of the 2008 Cartouche award from The Society of American Period Furniture Makers. He is past-president of the Furniture Society. When not absorbed in the woodshop or playing with his grandchildren, he enjoys restoring and driving classic British sportscars. Recent work can be seen in the magazine Woodwork, Feb. 2008 issue, in the “Lark 500” series of books, and on his web-site.