Hand=hammered bronze legs, a walnut body, cast bronze handles with enameled ornament… a bronze top… I still love this end table, and it is still proudly in my living room. Want one like it? This one was designed as a cd case. Now I keep my kids’ school pics in it. Living with art. […]
This coffee table was my first commission from this client. We’ve done many projects since, but I’ve always liked this table. The glass fits over a tab cut from the walnut, and the bronze fits over the glass. Tricky fit. The stumps were first cut to length, then chiselled, then torched, buffed, and waxed. Here […]
My first commission in Ohio… my first commission, period. I had little clue, as in none. I need to check in and see how it’s doing. It was an anniversary gift.
This massive dining table rests on carved stone legs based on a Renaissance design. The walnut top has an inlaid marble border. This type of very specific carving is always a pleasure and a challenge. Mistakes are not welcome.
Early on in my career I tried hard to combine what I did for money and what I wanted to do, in a design sense… this piece is classic. The main arched piece was assembled to raise a stone arch in a garden. I flipped it over when we were done with it and clad […]
This piece is a reprise of another table, just rather beefed up to fit it’s new location. The very white wood legs are Holly; the top, a single slab of Mahogany. Inlaid into the base is a marble receptacle for aromatic wildflowers. It has never been used.
I trained new assistants how to do the commercial metal work by designing furniture for my house using scraps and pieces from projects that were commissioned. This table has taken residence on my back porch for years. Right now it has a family of kittens under it. Over the years the tp has taken a […]
Yes, the glass is not thin. It’s 1″ thick. Very heavy. The bronze sheet over the wood armature allows for a great deal of creative expression. Playing with weight and gravitational expectations is fun too. I wonder what this thick-walled bronze pipe was originally made for. It’s hard to see in any of these pics, […]
This table was designed to be functional whether the base was used in this orientation or with the other side up. This way it is a great magazine rack too. This is a detail of the carving and texture of the limestone top. Hand-carved limestone table top? Gorgeous. A good friend bought this table, and […]
As I recall, Dave Oliver did the wood armature, and it was either Jack Oliver or Chistina Wolfe that did the patina. I did the wood carving and designed it. It is in my living room to this day. I wanted to have buffalo skin cushions made custom, but the estimate was more than I […]
This table top sits on a cast base. I have to admit that whoever carved the original base was mighty well armed. The table top, being of natural stone and hand carved, not cast, manages to hold its own.
This outdoor table and bench set has aged well. Almost twenty years strong now. Materials that have been proven to withstand centuries, even used in a very contemporary way, maintain an agelessness that seems at peace with the seasons.
I made this bench as a Christmas present for my in law’s. Sporty people, they are. I was thinking of them in the design stage. It’s been years since I’ve seen this bench. I hear it is holding up well. All good.