To say that Joshua Evans is committed to his craft would be a gross understatement. Heavily influenced by the culture and architecture of his native England, his unique mix of classical techniques and modern technology enables him to fuse the two styles in a new interpretation of modern classics.
Joshua is a joiner. For those of us not quite familiar with the term, a “joiner” is an “artisan who builds things by joining pieces of wood, particularly lighter and more ornamental work than that done by a carpenter.” He applies his trade to particularly beautiful and functional pieces that marry his personal sense of esthetics, with an uncanny knowledge of what his customers ultimately want.
We sat down with Joshua and asked him a few pertinent questions:
Where are you from?
Ilfracombe, a quaint little fishing town in the south west of England
You went to school in England as well?
Yes, the City and Guilds of London Institute, where I’ve achieved a Level 3 diploma (equivalent of a BA here in the states) followed by an apprenticeship to hone my skills.
Did you come to the US right after graduation?
No, as a matter of fact, I started my own company in England (JGE Carpentry & Joinery) where I refurbished old Georgian and Victorian estates.
How did you end up in the US?
Love! I had met my wife in England, but low and behold, she was a Southern California girl… I had to follow her! This was 2013, and after a brief stint working for a large company, I decided that to follow my own path, and Evans Joinery was born.
What do you specialize in?
We create one of a kind furniture who have a real place in our clients’ home. There is a true organic process we follow that allows us to introduce pieces that have historical context with a modern edge. This process can be seen in our latest collection; The Waterloo.
How would you define a NOBLEMAN?
The NOBLEMAN is a gentleman that values more than his appearance. He acts in a manner that uses his positive influence, and brings his best to make a difference in our society.
If we ask you wife something funny about you, what would she say?
She would say that I am a perpetual dreamer. I’ve never been afraid to dream big, and to do the necessary work in order to achieve what I’ve always wanted.
Words by Yves Le Sieur
Video by Josh Adams, Atoms Media
Portrait Photo: Frank Armstrong