Maurice Cohen creates unique pieces that bring out the natural features and beauty of the wood.
Maurice Cohen creates one of a kind handmade woodcraft. The New Jersey native first developed his passion for woodworking in a high school woodshop class creating a lazy susan for his family dinner table. After college, Maurice apprenticed under a local German cabinetmaker, opening his first fine cabinetry and furniture shop in 1970. He has studied at Peters Valley Craft Center in Leighton, New Jersey and Anderson Art Ranch in Aspen, learning from craftwork greats Andy Wilner, Art Carpenter, Sam Maloof, Emil Milan, and Todd Hoyer. Over a decade ago, he shifted focus to woodturning and slab work, which is what he continues to explore to this day. Maurice’s work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and he is treasurer of the New Jersey Wood Turners.
Maurice’s designs showcase the natural grain pattern and physical imperfections of the wood. He works with wood from all over the world, specializing in freshly cut green wood. On any trip abroad, Maurice is known to make a stop at the local sawmill or lumberyard, never returning without a case of native wood.