American bow maker Robert Morrow resides in Port Townsend, Washington, a town renowned for its bow making. Before working with bows, he was part of a community of Northwest Coast Native American artists, where he was known for his wood carving on traditional artâsuch as totem poles and masksâand credits this experience for training his eye in the details of fine woodworking.
He studied bow making with Charles Espey, and currently builds his bows based on models by the classic French makers, including Tourte, Pajeot, and Lupot.
He has won numerous awards for his bows in international competitions, including five Gold Medals between 2004 and 2008 at the Violin Society of America, which has earned him the top honor of âHors Concoursâ status.
His bows are owned by professional players throughout the world.