Work In Progress

  It's not revolutionary to tell you that if you have a big project in mind, you can save a lot of time and frustration by doing as much advance planning as possible. You'll still need to amend, revise, improvise and adapt as you go but...

The Compass Rose features four layers of relief sculpture— The bowl itself, two layers of cut steel star designs, and hand made "clavos" (decorative bolts). The compass letters are cut out of the bowl so ire can show through them and so they will also...

When most artists say they are "on fire" they mean that they're inspired. When metalworkers say it, you should reach for the nearest entinguisher. I make jokes about "catching fire a little bit" while working in the studio, but the truth is— there's a lot of...

I was working late in the studio one night, just before the snow came, trying to finish up a rush order of fire bowls for the Sheraton Hotel in Honolulu… My neighbor Preston Cole stopped by and shot a bunch of pictures as the sun...

Mary Abe at Garden Gate Landscaping reached out to see if I could create a custom fire pit for an extensive landscaping project she was putting together. The project called for a buried fire pit set in stone with a steel lid and a remote...

It's a nice way to add some color to a yard or garden.I'd like to do another version of this fence with a heavier line weight and with the bottles placed in separate frames that are juxtaposed at various heights...

[rev_slider alias="ShawverMosaicDone"]   The biggest reason for my last trip to Chicago was to finish up the Solar System Mosaic for Britt Shawver. Mya and I spent three weeks there earlier this summer, but we had almost finished when we ran out of some supplies which happened...

I'm really pleased with the way this one worked out. I may add a heavier base to to make it more stable… On a level surface it stands quite well, but it is a wee bit top-heavy and I suppose it's better to take into...

Scrappy Rooster: Scrapyard Abstract No. 2, 2005 Recycled steel. 33" x 21" x 12"...