Eugene Watson began Watson Woodworks in 1990 in an old 1200 square foot loft just outside of Chinatown in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to woodworking, Eugene designed the electronics components for the black boxes in airplanes. Eugene holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology from Southern Illinois University. Eugene’s interest in woodworking evolved from his childhood and was influenced by his father and grandfather. He chose to pursue woodworking over an electronics career because he is able to express his creativity with his hands and designs innovative pieces in a relatively short period of time. Eugene is now recognized nationally and internationally for his boxes. In his free time, Eugene enjoys playing guitar and mandolin.
In 1997, Eugene and his wife Marguerite moved to Evergreen, Colorado and since 2003 reside in Pueblo West, Colorado. Eugene now breathes fresh mountain air, enjoys milder temperatures, and listens to the wildlife while he works.
In addition to the above mentioned books Eugene has won numerous awards at art fairs and exhibitions.