Woodworking, woodturning, furniture design: South River Studio, Fairfield, Virginia

South River Studio
Design Gallery:
Furniture, Woodturning,
Liturgical Furnishings

- Dennis DiVito -

Balancing Nature's Beauty
and Human Ideals in Wood

Gallery 1:

Architectural Designs

Dennis DiVito woodturning Fairfield,  Virginia
Gallery 2:


Gallery 3:

Church and Liturgical furnishings
and objects for worship environments

Gallery 4:

Cremation Urns

I keep a small selection on hand.
When you are making plans,
have a special urn created
for yourself or a loved one.

South River Studio is a one man wood shop. I design and build custom cabinets and furniture; woodturnings; church and liturgical furnishings on a commission basis. I also make cremation urns.

The creative process starts for me when I establish a friendship with my clients, getting to know them in their home or worship environment. I do not try to impose a signature look or style in my creations. I build to suit my client's needs and the style of the furnishings next to which the commissioned piece will be situated. My challenge as an artisan is to master designing and building objects in any style and with any species of wood or finish.

I am pleasantly surprised when a person tells me that they saw one of my pieces in someone's home. When I ask how they knew it was mine, they say that no one told them I made it but there is a recognizable 'something' in my work when they see it.

My core artistic inspiration springs from the natural beauty of the rural countryside where I live with my artist wife Virginia Lloyd-Davies. Our studios are located between Fairfield and Lexington, VA, home of Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.

News Leader - Staunton, VA
Read a front page article about my woodturning
In a Delicate 1,200 rpm Dance,
Chisels Find a Shape Within

by Rebecca Martinez, roving reporter
and David Frist, photographer,
published in the
Staunton News Leader.

Dennis DiVito woodworker, furniture design, woodturner, Virginia
Dennis DiVito
South River Studio
Fairfield, VA