I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
My love for working with wood began when I was nine years old visiting my uncle in England. There, I watched him build a model sailboat. When I returned home, I built a workbench in my parents' basement and started working with simple tools and scrap wood. Over the years, my skills improved, and I began to develop my style. I came to the realization that if my work was to improve craftsmanship, material, and function was not enough. The work had to be about form. I decided to earn a Fine Arts Masters in Studio Art.
Now, many commissions later I hope my furniture conveys a sense of the person behind the art: someone who loves the creative process. Each new design is an adventure, exploring my imagination and the potential of the material. My hands-on approach allows me to let the simplicity of the design reveal itself, creating a piece that imparts serenity and calm, reflecting the tree’s grace and strength. As the design becomes real and tangible, I get a sense of a tree evolving into a new life as a useful piece of art. I’m grateful to be the catalyst for this rebirth.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. All artwork is designed and made by the artists. The lead image is Hanging Planter by Chelsea Fay. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
Grab a cup of coffee; sit in a comfortable chair to enjoy our new online exhibition here at Crafthaus.We we want thank Brigitte Martin for hosting our show at Crafthaus and all the amazing artist who submitted to A Midsummer Day's Dream.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6IUqrFHjw&feature=relatedThank you for stopping by,Glen & MarieSee More
I am going to teach "Reflections", a class on my techniques I use to design & build objects of art. The focus of the workshop will stress how design, style, form and function all play a role in everything a woodworker builds. Students will learn how to merge function and form to create a beautiful wall hung mirror frame. Everyone is urged to explore his or her creative aesthetic. Students will learn how to utilize stacking techniques to create form. All students will use traditional…See More
Thanks for your positive comment about my vessels. I, too, love working in wood... I'm a turner. In fact, just got rid of a big gas kiln to make more room for my lathes and wood shop. I've enjoyed seeing your work, too. AM
What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch
"Are you displaying your Dealer's Notice?
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"Valuation Day - Goldsmiths' Hall, Friday 19 September
Our next Valuation Day at Goldsmiths’ Hall is on Friday 19 September.
These ever popular events, held in the magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall, offer the chance for a private…"
""Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers" ITV1, Thursday 24 July at 9pm
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Day 4 was an exciting day of gut experimentation. We started by looking at and handling some of Pat Hickman’s work:Then the class got started on all sorts of gut-related projects. Here are just a few:…See More
December 5, 2014 at 9am to January 31, 2015 at 5pm
Craft Forms, an international juried exhibition of contemporary craft, is open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and/or mixed media crafts. Collaborative work is accepted. Any works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2012 and must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition. The jurors, Bruce Pepich and David R. McFadden, will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important…See More
The Metal Arts Society of Southern California invited its membership to enter into a jewelry challenge as an avenue to participate and push themselves. Each of the participants received identical kits with materials which in the end would be bent, hammered, stretched, soldered, riveted and morphed into the finished pieces. They were given a timeline of 6 weeks to complete and return the finished piece. Photos were taken of everybody’s pieces and a luncheon was held for the members to vote on…See More