Miguel’s work does not hold to one motif. “I’m definitely drawn to nature, but I’m also very inspired by people and their work,” he explains. Miguel incorporates objects found around his home into many of his pieces, whether it’s maple branches used to form chairs or rocks he found on Maine’s beaches that have been crafted into doorknobs.
His architectural and creative backgrounds combined with his own study of cabinetry have proven most beneficial to Miguel’s teachings. He explains, “You need both craft and technique to understand and be good at building. You need the idea, what you want it to look like, and you need the skills to make it perfect.”