Michael Borrelli


Master Craftsman/Founder




Inspired by the artists and craftspeople in his own family and the revitalized Arts&Crafts movement in his native Rochester, New York, Michael Borrelli pursued a degree in design and industrial arts, including the study of metallurgy, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, electronics, and printmaking. After graduating from Buffalo State University and moving to San Diego in 1976, he formed Michael Borrelli, Craftsman in 1978, with a small workshop on India Street, constructing individual pieces on demand. He expanded the business in 2001 to include a full range of interior design services, while continuing to be involved in the San Diego arts community.