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Shop Organization!

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

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For the past few weeks I have really hunkered down to tackling each part of the studio, sifting through the remnants and debris of past projects and would-be-projects, and our earlier organizational methods, to streamline and consolidate and make cleaner the way we’ve set up and use our space.  First up was the paint/finish area […]

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Custom Artwork Crate

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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Katherine Glover contacted me about making a crate for one of her pieces, and I humbly obliged.  It was a new venture for me, and somewhat nerve-wracking to think that I’d be responsible for somebody else’s delicate work traveling across the country from studio to show to gallery and eventually to client’s house, but it […]

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Indexical & Willed Forms

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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As stated in our article, an indexical object seems to be entirely a result of its environment.  A willed object, on the other hand, is something obviously and clearly made, willed, not organically produced, by someone.  Presenting an object which is both of these things invites the opportunity to present literally any object in existence.  […]

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More bending & Mosaic veneers

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Well, the steambox at school was too bulky for my taste, and too short actually for the lengths I want to bend, so I went out and got some PVC pipe, some plastic tubing, an end cap and some fittings, made a quick 2×3 spine with legs, and popped it all together to make my […]

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Why Make Things

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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   Embarking on a creative endeavor means that you are sacrificing materials.  Things must come in to go out.  There is no escaping that.  The debate in making them, then, stems from their worth, the question of whether or not they belong in the world, or deserve to exist.  That question has supreme stopping power.  It […]

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Woodbending Tests

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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I’ve got this idea for a stepstool, springing from an old idea I drew over the summer, and I’ve brought it back in the past week to figure it all out.  The steps and any joinery are mostly just ideas at the moment, as I’ve never bent wood before, and the bends and laminations of […]

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Jennifer Hall’s “Multitasking Learner” talk – MassArt PCE

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

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In the list on the right, there’s a video by Jennifer Hall called Multitasking Learner.  Good to hear faculty talking about the one-class-a-week as not a normal developmental cycle of someone’s emotional and psychological process, and how an ‘art practice’ isn’t just that, it’s a part of the larger daily life that someone leads, and […]

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Bench

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Well this one’s been a long time coming.  Not the greatest, but it’s done.  That was all I really wanted out of it anyway.  From the timberframe barn a few summers ago I snagged some scrap lumber, milled it down pretty primitively with chainsaw and circular saw into slabs and strips, and came out with […]

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Scale

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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The Spring 2013 semester was a hard one for me.  I was struggling with the drive to make things with my new-found abilities that didn’t feel like “art” to me.  Furniture is furniture, and art critique deals with it as such.  Most often, furniture falls into itself, it remains clearly a furnishing, not an object […]

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Quick Updates

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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Hey all, been a crazy year.  Just now as things are ramping up to reviews and winding down from classes, I thought I’d shoot a bunch of things online that I hadn’t shown off yet.  So along with two other posts about major projects, and more of those to come, here are some little things […]

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