... I was very fortunate to cross paths with one of the finest woodcarvers in the world, Phil Smith... who has mastered this unique, very difficult and increasingly rare artisan skill.
Phil worked on a number of projects with me over the years... and all the pieces were unique and masterfully executed.
I have found that one of the common, personal characteristics of world class experts is the modesty of their talent. That's certainly true of Phil Smith. Although his talent and ability is VERY RARE and maybe the best that exist, he always responds to a compliment with... "Really, no big deal."
I can only say that PHIL SMITH is a pleasure to work with, whose woodcarving execution always exceeds even the highest expectations.