The Guild of Austin Artisans is a professional organization of custom architectural specialists creating a Renaissance of the ornamental trades in Austin, TX. We help turn buildings into architecture.
I designed and made the functional centerpieces for the is new ramen house on West 6th last fall in 2012. The floral decoration inlayed with resin on the sides is taken from the wall paper of the interior and is a different color at each table. Not long after delivering the centerpieces, the owners of the establishment contacted me and asked me to collaborate...
Mirrored see-though fireplace screens for a client's ranch in Wimberley
My first custom installation of 2013. Thanks to Kathleen Ash of Studio K for all the tips and advice on using the proper glass adhesive. One aspect of the design I didn't fully appreciate until I photographed it was how the layout with the tile creates a bit of a glass box optical illusion which is evident in some of the shots. The vertical leg is set into the tile work.
It was just a year ago, but the Perry Mansion show was terrific. The Guild was scheduled to repeat the feat, even better, but the Perry Mansion had to withdraw the offer to exhibit again this year. Built in 1928 and featuring historically-significant carvings by Austin artisans Peter Mansbendel in wood and Anton Stasswender in stone, the Perry Mansion is a direct connection to the legacy of Austin craft.
posted on November 8, 2012 | permalink
The mahogany console table was completed on deadline. The table was initially oiled to bring out the beauty of its grain and the natural richness of color. Then the console was sprayed with catalyzed lacquer for a hand-rubbed look to the finish. Note the detailing of the turned legs and the dovetail jointery of the drawers.
Landers' Studio continued to add the detailing to the mahogany sofa table. We added a cockbeading to the curved sides and to the drawer fronts. The drawers were then fitted to the carcase. In this project, we are not using drawer hardware. The drawers will slide easily wood-on-wood. We began the finishing process with a natural oil conditioner that deepens...
Landers' Studio was commissioned to produce a mahogany sofa table in a very compressed amount of time. We quickly procured the clear, genuine Mahogany for the project. The thick chunk of mahogany was cut into pieces for the four turned legs. We also had to cut some of the mahogany into thin strips which were then laminated and bent to form the curved rails.
The Art Walls are an installation by Margo Sawyer, designed in concert with architects Page Sutherland Page. The new house, located in Santa Fe, NM, features several other material innovations such as colored rammed earth walls.
Our role in the Art Walls was mostly technical. The joint vision of the artist and architect was paramount. From the outside...
Walnut Cabinetry with Eucalyptus Panel Work 2012. Though this piece looks minimal there is a great deal of complex functionality and flexibility worked into the design. All the case pieces are imbedded into and through the Eucaluptus panels providing chase ways to run wiring between all units and to the floating shelves which each have a removable hatch access...
Also now a production piece, this stool design provides an opportunity to employ a number of different joints at their optimum usefulness. Hand sculpted and robust, these reversible stools have different foot-rest locations on either side, accommodating stool-sitters of varying sizes. Shown here in walnut. . Available in table, counter, and bar height.
Originally commissioned by fellow Guild member Todd Campbell, this line will now be a production item.
The cherry for Campbell's original commission came from his family farm in Michigan, where it had been sitting in a barn for decades, awaiting it's destiny as Campbell's dining room seating. I have a strong affinity for Danish cording, so I immediately...
Fay & Egan : 506 Lightning 12"
posted on August 13, 2012 | permalink
I was recently commissioned to create four pieces for a new chapel at the Trinity Episcopal School, three of which are now complete. These are a few process photos of the altar construction.
posted on August 1, 2012 | permalink