Patrick Burke is a craftsman/artisan by trade who currently resides in WI. From young on, Pat was always creating things and working with his hands. He spent much of his early years drawing and working on projects with his father in his woodworking shop. As chance would have it, one day Patrick stumbled across the world of BMX freestyle biking and instantly fell in love with the sport. It was his new passion. He quickly put his skills he learned from his father to use and started building ramps and dirt jumping-trails. For years he was inseparable from his bike, up until the age of 21 when he was severely injured while riding. It took multiple surgeries and over a year to recover. Devastated by the news from his doctor that he wouldn’t be able to ride again, Patrick had to find something to fill the void. He decided to get back into woodworking and art again. Like biking, it started as just a hobby but quickly grew into an obsession. He began building furniture after work and it ended up becoming a full time job. With his main focus on classical designs, Pat branched off into woodcarving and sculpting. With a hunger to learn more and hone his skills, he left his work behind and back packed to a small village in northern Italy. Here he was fortunate to find an apprenticeship with a master wood sculptor. Eventually he made his way back to the states where he works as a freelance craftsman. Patrick is able to work in many different mediums including wood, clay, bronze, and marble. Recently, thanks to Ray Villafane and Villafane Studios, Patrick has gotten the opportunity to experiment with sand and pumpkins.