Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Catalpa & Beech

catalpa wood - medium, flat bottom ball

beech ball, w. butterflies

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Exciting News!

black creek mercantile & trading co. is opening a new shop/studio!
stay tuned for photos of the new space and new work!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Move

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birch Bark Armoire

Birch bark is an amazing material, canoes are still built of it today using techniques that have been handed down over hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
The key to it's sustainability as a material rests in the fact that birch grows quickly and has a relatively short life span.
The Birch Bark Armoire turned out to be a great exercise in branding, as well as an important change in furniture vocabulary. I think that it is easy to get intrenched in current stylistic trends with-in furniture design . . . for me it is refreshing to revisit pieces such as the armoire which tend to meet the needs of a simpler existence. Past the point of mere aesthetics, and visual interest, they provide an alternative way to organize a persons life.

Monday, September 6, 2010

creation & destruction

There was a small tornado that ripped across the back property about a month ago...
Trees came down every which way. A large oak tree fell directly on this maple, splintering it right down to the ground.

"Creation and destruction are one, to the eyes who can see beauty." - S. Devi