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, Salt & Pepper Mill Sets, and other lathe turned work - some of which is shown on this website.
Brad’s is a disciplined style - classic and sometimes whimsical. On one hand, he draws inspiration from the simplicity and integrity of classical forms such as the Pawn in the chess set, from which his “Antique Series” Pepper Mills and “PepSals” (Pepper Mills with Salt Shakers on top) are derived, or the "Head & Neck" vases of ancient Greece - timeless shapes mirrored in Brad's Urns, Vases and “Classic Series” Coffee Grinders.
At the same time, Brad’s “Olde Tyme Series” Pepper Mills recall the slower, more community-oriented times of late 19th century small-town America.