Sue Root, fine woodworker
August 2010

Working in the electronics industry, Sue Root knew her real love was art. She spent weekends at art shows "to feed (her) soul." She finally quit her high-powered job and enrolled in a hand-tools class at Palo Alto High School's adult education program.

Her craft master mentor said that in his 25 years of teaching, he had met only one other person as naturally adept at woodworking as she.

"I really found my heart in the wood. It’s hard for me to stop," she said.

Working with hand tools in her Morgan Hill studio, and using as much reclaimed lumber as possible, Root feels more intimately connected with the wood. "There is a respect for the wood itself. I can feel the grain; I can feel the tree. In a way the wood speaks to me, and tells me what it wants to be."

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Building a reputation for her beautiful work
October 2008

Danville Fall Crafts Festival

DANVILLE - The wood feels smooth to the touch. Like a slow moving stream. Or water worn stones. Everything Morgan Hill artist Sue Root crafts out of the exotic hardwoods she chooses when designing her furniture pieces or sculptures or beautiful boxes is exquisite. Each piece is hand cut and one-of-a-kind.

Root will be bringing her tables and benches, book cases and boxes and even her spectacular sculptures to the Danville Fall Crafts Festival October 25 & 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville. Come out and see why the excitement for her is building.

Admission is free as is shuttle service, available Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. from the Park & Ride at Hwy. 680 and Sycamore Valley Road, courtesy of Diablo Lodge.

Danville Fall Crafts Festival
October 25 & 26 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Danville