My brother Dan, has long supported my work He has several of my paintings and a sculpture, and he commissioned this clock. He collects clocks, and he wanted a working stone grandfather clock. I had a blast with this. When I figure out how to share sound on a web site I’ll put up a […]
“Design me a table fit for the Devil’s kitchen, with a Cole Porter accent”, said the client. “If you can do it I’ll buy it”. Here it is. Getting it though the front door was a major effort. It is a 7′ square tp, 4″ thick, and the door was just over big enough […]
Everything about this table comes apart. It is a giant jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are are labeled, and only fit one way. But they all fit perfectly. Thanks Team! The glass edges have been carved back into “tabs” that fit into the bronze corners. The X-braces bolt together in the center; the flat tops of […]
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 […]
I always envision the Great Gatsby when I am here. All the details are attentively addressed, with exquisite detail. Many projects into our many year relationship, I only value his talent more every year. And I am grateful that he values mine, too. May the table always remain level, and seat as many as need […]
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.
I love this massive design, but when the client called me to move it to his upstairs office (no elevator), I managed to find fault with it.
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 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 […]
This table was on the docket when a newbie, Jason, came on. Jason was great, but at first he had what we laughingly called “pizza boy hands”. Took a while to toughen him up. I ordered the stone in for the legs of this table full length, not cut to size, so that Jason could […]
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.
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.
This massive table was one of my first furniture commissions (note the corded phone!), and one of my first forays into carving marble. It’s still in use. I should go visit it and get more recent photos. Something about the glass top gave rise to the story of Icarus, and I was working closely with […]
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.
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.
This very traditional table base is hand carved in natural limestone, and will age in a most beautiful way, the way limestone does. Photographed here in my yard, thesolid proportions come through. No cast product can compare to a truly hand made one. Sometimes nothing less will do.