Large Conical Floor Lamps

Copper floor lamp

Copper, Nomex
dimensions 16" wide x 56" tall

made for Ludeman

December 2014

These two floor lamps are custom pieces we designed for a client who wanted to combine rustic and modern for her gorgeous home.  We collaborated with her closely to achieve her goals and succeeded.  We are now working on her ranch project. 

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Macek/Peltz House in Apartment Therapy


wood, cloth, furniture, found objects

May 2012

I looked at this article today and realized how much I still like it.  My wife Pamela and I worked on this house a long time.   Adrienne Breaux really got us.

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Art Walls

Living room to kitchen

plywood, MDF, enamel paint
dimensions 8'-0"w x 12'-5"h x 3'0"d, each wall

July 2012

Architectural installation art by Margo Sawyer

House in Santa Fe, NM, by Page Sutherland Page. 

Completed in 2012, this house is most easily identified by the custom-colored rammed earth walls. 

Our role was to fabricate the joint vision of artist Margo Sawyer, architect Larry Speck, and interior designer  Wendy Dunnam Tita, in tight collaboration with builder Dave Campbell of J M Evans Construction and home owner Rick Torcasso, and definitely architect Bruce Loethen.

Discussions started a year before installation.  Wendy introduced us.  Margo and I spent a lot of time developing the construction system.  Dave Campbell worked with me directly.  He nailed the tolerences to the stepped ceiling, the fireplace, and the hidden ductwork.  The installation went perfectly.

Wendy commissioned custom furniture for the house, coffee tables, office credenza, card table.

This commission was the most professional experience I have had ever.  The early planning was crucial to achieving the quality.  The collaborators worked in a atmosphere of trust and respect.  It should always be like this.   

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Axis Chair/Bench

Guild mg 7254

Cherry, Walnut, Danish Cord

July 2012

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 proposed it as a seating material.  The second set  was commissioned--along with a table--by Mockingbird Domestics, a new furniture store on South Lamar that supports local makers.  

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1 Niles Road

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Venetian plaster (natural/non-synthetic) on the column and cove moulding. Mica powders, iridescent artist paint and clear water based medium.


Venetian Plaster above column and on crown cove. Painted Mother of Pearl finish on dining room walls.

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The Big EZ

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Metal leaf and paint


 "The Ring of Life"  in the Big EZ lodge, Big Sky, MT.  Painting of local landscape and wildlife images over Dutch metal leaf.


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Jenkins kitchen

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made for Sarah Jenkins

March 2011

I had a lot of fun co-designing the backsplash and then inlaying some of the selected tiles into the counters. 

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wood, glass, resin



In the fall of 2009 , I began desiging and selling a line of vases, trays and succullent planters which have become a major part of my business.

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Homage Bench


White Oak and Danish Cord
dimensions 48x18x19

made for Vivian Mahlab and Jim Young

November 2010

Entry bench in white oak (waxed) with integrated table and danish cord seats

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Double Cherry Bi-folding Doors

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dimensions 6' x 7'

made for Vivian Mahlab and Jim Young

April 2010

A pair of cherry bi-folding doors add privacy to an office/guest quarters.   milled and hand-painted cherry blossom image integrated into door panels.  

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