John Starinovich graduated from Michael Coffeys’ School of Fine Woodworking in 1979. He has designed contemporary pieces of furniture that have been presented in Fine Woodworking Biennial Design Book. John’s early work was featured in galleries, exhibits, and newspapers in Vermont. A retired elevator technician, John has recently been able to get back to his passion in woodworking. His most recent medium combines his background in woodworking and his love of nature to create unique functional sculptured mirrored tree holes that are wall mounted or planters to bring the beauty of the natural world into our homes. John is inspired to utilize other natural materials on his sculptures such as metals, mineral, deer antler, moss, bone, shell and other types of woods.

More recently his art has been shown at “Wood Works” (West Springfield, Ma), BIN 228 (Hartford, Ct.) Arts of Tolland (One man show Tolland, Ct) “First Annual Artisan Show” (Hartford, Ct.) Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (Mystic, Ct), in his studio for the third year now on the “Artist Open Studio” road during Nov. and Dec 2017 and he has been accepted into the juried Art Show “Paradise City Arts Festival” in Oct 2017 (Northampton, Ma). He presently has 5 pieces in Courtyard Gallery in Mystic, Ct. He has pieces on Etsy, Artist Open Studio ( and Facebook. John’s work can be viewed on his website at or in his studio by appointment.


The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474