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Jesse Toso

Studio 101

Jesse is an artist and award winning carver with a degree in visual arts from Simon Fraser University.  Accomplished in wood working and carpentry, he has competed in numerous carving competitions across Canada, and has demonstrated carving and clay sculpture at many venues and events in and around Vancouver.  He has created furniture, and carvings for numerous businesses and private individuals.

He has always produced art in one form or another whether painting, drawing, sculpture or photography.  In the past decade he has focused his artistic passion on wood sculpture.  Raised by a carpenter, and later becoming one himself, he has been surrounded by the natural beauty of wood as long as he can remember.  Years of cutting and shaping wood have led him to a deeper understanding of its characteristics and versatility and an interest in exploring other mediums.