HAROLD R. POLLARD, a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Northwestern State University, has had his home and studio in Klamath Falls, Oregon for over twenty-seven years. It is here he has perfected the expert craftsmanship seen in all of his work. For the past fifteen years, Pollard has been working on commissioned pieces in a variety of design styles for all areas of the home. Most recently, his work has been the shaping of wood from designs inspired by our ancient past.A self-taught artist who works only with solid woods, using no plywood, you will find all his pieces reflect his life-long passion of working with unique and exotic woods from all over the world. The challenge of finding woods that will marry well in a piece can take months, even years, but Pollard is willing to wait for the right combination to present itself. Once that happens he starts creating, a process that begins with a sketch and ends with a hand-rubbed wax finish using a three-part mixture Pollard developed and makes himself. It is not unusual for his larger, intricate pieces to take two to six months to complete. Pollard's work is currently being shown at The Wooden Jewel in Sunriver, Oregon, as well as Winema Electric's Woodland Lighting display and the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls.