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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St. Edward’s University Chapel

Locally-harvested elm and walnut, bronze, agate, glass

collaboration with Blacksmith Industries and Studio K Glass


Pollen Architects renovated the historic chapel at St. Ed's.  

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Trinity Chapel

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Maple and Cherry


Cross, Lecturn, Altar Table, and side table for Trinity Episcopal School's new chapel designed by Page Southerland Page.

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St Patrick’s Church, Hutto, Texas

St pats sanctuary exterior

Fused glass
dimensions 11'x11'

made for Sixth River Architects


Two of the crosses were created for this new church. See the difference in the look from transmitted to reflected light...

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Palmer Lighting

Palmer lighting large aarc

3/4" thick Starfire kiln formed plate glass, stainless steel cable

made for David Webber Architects


The glass in this fixture is meant to emulate the water seen through the windows of this fabulous lake house.

Palmer lighting large aarc

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ark and lectern


walnut, alabaster, bronze
dimensions 5'-0" x 3'-0" x 8'-0"h

made for Temple Beth Shalom

collaboration with Blacksmith Industries

April 2004

Design by Andersson Wise Architects

Ark2 Ark7 Lectern

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Wings of a Dove


Teak 7 Stainless Steel
dimensions 96" X 18" X 18"H

made for Bee Caves Art Foundation

November 2011

This is an outdoor or meditation bench


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Wave Sculpture

Wave Sculpture

Forged steel and decorative glass

made for Hawkins Residence

July 2011

This is a wall-mounted sculpture to suggest waves crashing on the shore. The steel is forged and twisted, and the colored glass bubbles are posted off the wall to allow the light to pass through the bubbles and create colored shadows on the wall. 

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Furnishings for a Sacred Space

Overview of  the liturgical furniture for St. Austin Catholic Church

Stained white oak, marble and brass

made for St. Austin Catholic Parish


In 2007, St. Austin Catholic Parish was anticipating the celebration of its 100th anniversary of  its founding in 1908.  When the parish approached Mark about creating new liturgical furniture for the church, Mark wanted to be sure that they were not just turning to him because he and his family had been parishioners since the early 1980s.  He encouraged the parish to contact and get design proposals and bids from other woodworkers in the Guild of Austin Artisans that Mark belongs  to along with several other skilled wood craftsmen .  The church committee had mentioned to Mark that they had saved the brass gate and marble from the old communion railing that had been removed many years ago.  Mark went down to the dusty storage area to examine these elements and determine how to work these into his final design proposals.  The committee ultimately decided on Landers’ Studio as their choice to build the new church furniture primarily because he was the only one that incorporated these essential elements as well as reflecting many existing architectural elements  in his final design proposals.

All of the furniture would be built out of white oak and stained to match the  stain of the existing oak columns of the sanctuary.   The oak lumber was totally in the “rough” before being transformed into the altar and ambo.   The altar with the brass omega symbol and the marble columns match the existing marble and wood so well that many people now do not realize that this altar was not original to the church.    Landers used fifteen parishioners to help move and assemble the 700 lb. altar.  Once in place, a concealed caster system allows one person to easily move the altar for different liturgies.   The ambo not only incorporated the marble columns, but  Mark also picked up the Celtic braid carving design from the columns of the baldachino for the crest rail of the ambo (or pulpit).  

The credence table and the cantor stand base also imitate the existing wood columns on a smaller scale.   The pediment of the baldachino is reflected in the back of the presider’s chair with the chair’s side panels echoing the crossbar patterns on the screens of the sanctuary.  The middle cross pattern was done in rosewood to stand out from the stained oak of the rest of the ergonomically designed presider's chair.

Omega Brass Gate from old Communion Rail Marble Columns from old Communion Rail White Oak in the rough Finished Altar Pins for casters Celtic braid carving on existing baldacchino Finsihed Ambo and Cantor Stand Detail of marble column in Ambo design Credence table Ergonomically designed Presider's chair Overview of  the liturgical furniture for St. Austin Catholic Church

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