Craftsmanship is a unique skill of creating aesthetic products with hands. It is created out of passion, meticulousness, and sustenance. To excel at craftsmanship, years of practice, dedication, and constant honing of skill are required. William H. Waters is a skilled craftsman with an exceptional knack for creating handmade artisan shaving products, wooden furniture and a plethora of stunning products. Creations by Will was created in the last decade of the 20th century, around 2014.
William grew up in Southern California. He spent his days in Joshua Tree National Park, observing and getting inspired by the beauty that nature offers. He studied Natural Resource Management in Nothern California and worked as a biological advisor and wilderness ranger for local and state agencies. He took care of the trees in the forest and studied the tree, explored their history, the quality of the wood, etc. “I experienced the forest – the different plants and trees – on a level much more intimate than most people ever know,” Will says. “I learned to read and understand the history of the tree and the area in which it grew because its entire story is written in the bark of a tree and the fibre of its wood.” Today, his skills and proficiency have led to the success of Creations by Will and created a brand identity for itself.
William H. Waters attended a woodworking program at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, where he learned several approaches to refine his craft.
Creations by Will began as a hobby while William was actively serving in the US Navy. After he retired in 2017, he dedicated all his time and energy to building Creation by Will and expanding his reach. Soon, it became a father-son duo business. “I continue to expand my knowledge and attempt new techniques in every new piece I create.”
Whether working with reclaimed wood, exotic wood, or wood carefully excised from a diseased tree in the wild; Creations by Will sustainably breathes new life into the history of wood, from around the world.
William aspires to open his own freestanding/manufacturing facility and expand his furniture productions and his team. He also dreams to have furniture and art pieces by Creation by Will in galleries worldwide. His ambition is to expand the reach of his unique artisan products to the global markets.