I have been working in clay for many years with an interest that ebbs and flows. Often I'm interested in exploring a work in series. Bowls, platters and as of late small sculptural city-scapes have become common explorations.
Recent expirement in the foreground, pots from decades ago in the back
trays and trays for days
bowls in shades of green and blue, everyone an experiment
small city-scapes have been a recent addition to my creations
every city-scape is unique and made without a plan
every piece is unique, no two are alike
serving tray, circa 2011
tray, circa 2011
Sometimes parties, experiences and events are produced.
Events are produced with a light-hearted theme that is irreverent, convivial and interactive. Some are socially focused while others are more creative. All of them are fun and community minded.
The recent Lino-Block Print Workshop was a simple gathering filled with drinks and food and instruction on how to make a lino-cut print. Participants left with their own custom make cards.
Camp Tiny Joke was summer camp for adults for a day. It featured a whittling workshop, custom t-shirt stenciling, joke telling and an awards ceremony.
lino-block print workshop
lino-block print workshop, supplies and materials
lino-block print workshop, participant design, flowing tree design on a blank card
lino-block print workshop, participant design, mud cloth motif on a blank card
camp tiny joke registration offered campers their own name badge, notebook and an optional shot of camp courage
full bar with refreshments and a bottle of camp courage
custom stenciling workshop instruction
stenceling workshop detail
whitteling workshop, detail
Laughs the Hardest award
More a designer and maker than an artist but sometimes I make stuff that can hang on the walls and be looked at.
1 in a series of 4
2 in a series of 4
3 in a series of 4
4 in a series of 4
made 3 of these pieces the others are just vintage images
I have been interested in the sculptural and completely malleable nature of concrete for a long time.
I decided to create a few 'sketches' in concrete, shapes that are easily formed as part of an expiriment in material
form and texture
Gift cards featuring photos taken at all of the best places in Minneapolis.
Blank inside, 14 different cards, packs of 6 assorted cards
featuring sites from around Minneapolis
pictures from some of my favorite places
assorted multi-packs for purchase
I have a degree in interior design so sometimes I help people make their spaces better. I started the process with my favorite space ... my home.
In fact, if you like the look of the place, you can stay here. I'm also an Airbnb host.
the floor to ceiling bookshelf adds a focal point and adds drama
just a few of the few items gathered from others or made by my hands
small touches add up
bright and full of personality
a perfect spot on a warm sunny day
the main room is filled with interesting objects and lots of light
gallery wall filled with local scenes and inspiration
"The details are not the details, they make the design." - Charles Eames
the wall covering makes a bold statement
Sometimes I write words, as of late those words have been in the form of haiku and then with a few images and a copy machine those words become book(lets).
self-published haiku, 4 volumes ... so far
experiments in words
I have a sewing machine and I know how to use it.
Toss pillows, tote bags, travel stuff-sacks and a few quilts, are just some of the items I've made over the years.
Felt is also a great material to work with, mostly I've made simple housewares.
simple coatsers made of felt
multi color and made of felt
first quilt ever
first quilt detail
The other stuff that doesn't fit into any other category.
custom light fixture, circa 2015
couldn't find the light fixture I wanted, so I made one (photographed during installation)
raw edge bench no. 1, circa 2011
raw edge bench no. 2, circa 2011
raw edge bench no. 3, circa 2011
raw edge bench, proto-type
based on Ravenhill's design I made my own series of bottle openers