Trevor Mills' love of working with wood began with the fragrant smell of freshly-sawn pine that he experienced in his great uncle’s workshop in rural Nova Scotia. His great uncle was a stone mason, carpenter, and boat builder, and as a boy Trevor spent much of his summer holidays on the farm with his large extended family. Those early influences stuck with him and are reflected in his character and his work.
Today Trevor is a respected Vancouver-based photographer who specializes in the production of art books, but over the past few years he's committed more of his creative effort to crafting one-of-a-kind wooden bowls, often out of salvaged wood. Working with wood gives Trevor the chance to create something tangible with his hands and serves as a nice balance to his work in the digital realm. Just as artists and publishers work with Trevor because of his eye, technical abilities, and attention to detail, people are drawn to his bowls for the same reasons.
Trevor is inspired by nature, tradition and handmade goods and influenced by Shaker design. He crafts beautiful and unique pieces that are meant to be used and passed along to future generations as heritage objects.
Known for their shape and well-calibrated balance, with regular use and proper care Trevor's one-of-a-kind bowls become more beautiful over time.