Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I make fine furniture pieces that blend traditional woodworking
techniques with a refined rustic visual language. Every chair or
table utilizes locally collected woods such as lilac, cherry, or oak.
The unique assortment of sizes and shapes that I discover, refines
each chair or table, allowing my pieces to deviate from convention.
This balance of spontaneity and predetermined structure results in a
functional, yet freely organic object.
While certain parts of each piece must be carved or altered as to
retain proper function, burls and other unique growth shapes are
integrated to highlight certain features. These unusual patterns help
to break down the standard furniture template breathing natural life
into a ubiquitous object. Assembling these pieces creates a dialogue
of growth, where nature continues to evolve through ordinary objects,
building upon the simplicity and charm of the rustic style.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
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“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
I’m on a residency in glass walled building suspended on the side of a mountain, with an adjoining commercial kitchen. This space was designed for special functions. The owners would like to open it up for weddings, and it really would be an amazing place for such things. The owners generously offered this residency as part of an…See More
Line Jorddal Jewelry, made from recycled odds and ends consisting of a combination of precious material and garbage, old toys, jewellery donated by friends and strangers, dirty plastic, silver chains, Swarovski crystals and stuff found on the floor in a bar, Jorddal creates wearable art that is unique, innovative and out of…See More
"I put a back on each of the pieces so that they would be a solid medallion. I also soldered the ring on first. All that was left for me was to grind off the remainder of the sprue and buff them a bit. "
Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!See More
Line Jorddal Jewelry, made from recycled odds and ends consisting of a combination of precious material and garbage, old toys, jewellery donated by friends and strangers, dirty plastic, silver chains, Swarovski crystals and stuff found on the floor in a bar, Jorddal creates wearable art…
Attic Turbine Vent is currently on display at the Wayne Art Center's annual, nineteenth international juried craft exhibition, Craftforms. The juror this year was Lena Vigna,Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin. Information, including an online and downloadable catalog, may be found here. The exhibition runs from December 6 - January 25,…