John Starinovich graduated from Michael Coffeys' School of Fine Woodworking in 1979. He has designed contemporary pieces of furniture and been in Fine Woodworking Biennial Design Book. John's early work was featured in gallerys, exhibits, and newspapers in Vermont. A retired elevator technician, John Starinovich has recently been able to get back to his passion in woodworking. His most recent medium combines his background in woodworking and his love of nature to create unique functional sculptures using tree holes. His tree holes are typically wall-mounted as mirrors or planters to bring the beauty of the natural world into our homes. John is inspired to utilize other materials on his sculptures including metals, minerals, deer antlers, and other wood sculpture. More recently John Starinovich showed his art at Converse Art Gallery, Slater Museum(Norwich, Ct 2018) Paradise City (Northhampton, Ma 2017)Glastonbury Art Show (2017 1st place craft)Mystic Museum of Art (2017) Converse Art Gallery, Slater Museum( Norwich,Ct 2017) Mystic Outdoor Art festival (2016) Artist open Studio ( 2015, 2016) Wood Works (2008 West Springfield MA), BIN 228 restaurant (2008 Hartford CT) and Arts of Tolland (2009 Tolland). 16th Annual Blanche Ames Juried National Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention (Easton, Ma 2019). West Hartford Art League Ceramic & Wood Exhibition(West Hartford, Ct 2019) When John is not watching his grandchildren you will find him in his home woodworking studio in Willington CT.