Brad Sears is a professional wood turner, wood turning demonstrator and instructor working in Northeastern Pennsylvania's storied Pocono Mountains. A firm believer in the philosophy that "form follows function," Brad specializes in fine art - yet eminently practical - wood-turned Pepper Mills, Coffee Grinders, Candlesticks, Cremation Urns, Vases...and the occasional Salad or Decorator Bowl.
You will find that Brad's is a disciplined style that is classic and sometimes whimsical. On one hand, he draws inspiration from the simplicity and integrity of classical forms such as the Queen in the chess set, from which his "Classic Series" Pepper Mills and "PepSals" (Pepper Mills with Salt Shakers on top) are derived, or the urns and vases of ancient Greece whose timeless shapes are mirrored in Brad's Cremation Urns, Vases and "Classic Series" Coffee Grinders. Similarly, his candle holders and candlesticks reflect the Rococo style of the early 18th century as well as the classic shapes mentioned previously.
At the same time, Brad's "Olde Tyme Series" Pepper Mills and Coffee Grinders are a light-hearted, nostalgic throwback to the coffee grinders and cracker barrels common to general stores of the late 19th century.