Our Story

Hamilton/Roberts Designs Woodworking is actually a husband and wife team (Michael Hamilton and Dee Roberts) that has been pursuing a livelihood in woodworking for about thirty years.

After receiving our BFA degrees from California College of the Arts in Oakland in Ceramics (Michael) and Painting and Drawing (Dee), we taught ceramics and art classes and operated a pottery and ceramic sculpture studio in Walnut Creek, California for several years. Michael (who was always interested in woodworking) also became involved in antique restoration and commercial furniture repair. We were married in 1977 and moved to Caldwell, Idaho (Dee’s home town) the next year. Michael continued to work at restoration and repair while also practicing woodworking. In 1984 we moved to Boise, Idaho and shortly thereafter began to produce boxes. We soon found a market at art festivals and began to sell through fine craft galleries across the country. Today, we attend 6-8 art festivals yearly and supply a few select galleries. Below are publications we are included in.