Featured Wood Artisans Gary Glibbery & Bob Thomas

Please join us this Friday and help us celebrate the wonderful local artists that we feature at The Lake House. Wine, Hors D'oeuvres, Friendship & Fine Art! 

Wood artisans Gary Glibbery and Bob Thomas will be joining us here in the store, so you can meet them and see their exceptional work, along with the opportunity to purchase original works of art at special 'First Friday' pricing. 

About the Artists


Gary Glibbery was born in Surrey, England and moved with his family to Southern California when he was a child, where he was raised. He currently lives in Lake Arrowhead with his wife and daugh­ter. His creative passion began in grade school with scratch built model boats. Continuing to hone his woodworking skills, he has earned awards for his Gloucesterman Schooner and Tug boat models, as well as Best of Show several times. 


Only downed pieces of Manzanita are collected for the making of lamps. Some pieces will have markers of life events such as burn scars and chain saw cuts but all will have cracks and splits as a result of decompo­sition. All, he believes, reveal the story and add to the character of each lamp. The wood is hand sanded several times to remove the weathered-grey exterior and to work down to a smooth surface. On some pieces, weathered areas are retained as a contrast to the natural colors of the wood which range from tan to red to dark brown

Mike Ambs

I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.