Thanks to everyone who came out to the MAD Museum last week. I got a chance to work on some stacked lamination experiments.
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Just some quick images of what I’ve been working on at the MAD Museum Open Studios.
I just saw this online and it feels pretty amazing.
I had the pleasure of meeting Carla Diana last week at MAD Museum’s Open Studios. Carla is a product designer/artists who is doing some very interesting work with some deceptively simple projects. Pieces light up and make sounds through very simple interactions, a lot of fun. If you get a chance, check her out at MAD.
In the small world department, Carla and I were booth neighbors at last year’s Model Citizens show.
The latest lamps I’ve been working on are made from walnut. The build process took place in three studios. The gluing up of the walnut took place at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. The turning was done at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Open Studios in Manhattan. And the finishing was done at my studio in the Poconos. The lamps kind of represent the spaces I’ve had the pleasure of working in recently.
The walnut was store bought, which I don’t feel great about. I typically like to know where my material is coming from, know its story. But walnut is such a beautiful wood that I will almost always make an exception. The lamps have built-in dimmer switches in the sockets and have black braided fabric cords. They are both finished with tung oil.
Yesterday’s lathe demo at MAD was incredible, what a place. It was so interesting to meet all the museum staff and visitors. Sorry to all of the people who can’t speak English that I had full conversations with before realizing that you didn’t understand a word I said. In the first two pictures below, you can see Columbus (from “Circle” fame) in the window.
Thanks to everybody who made it out, I had a blast and hope you did too. I also got to use my favorite Simpsons line on the viewers, “I want to see goggles people!”
Reminder, this Thursday I will be doing some live lathe demo’s at the Museum of Arts and Design, 11-1:30 PM, 2:30-5:00 PM, and 6:00-8 PM. General admission is $15, but Thursday from 6-9 PM is Pay-What-You-Wish.
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by.
I am very excited to announce that I will be doing a live lathe demonstration at the MAD Museum, Aug. 19th.
I’ll be in the Open Studios looking down on Columbus Circle (perhaps the greatest view from a lathe in the city). I’ll be making lamps from logs, small pieces of furniture, and some other fun stuff. Come on by if you’re in town.
I recently got to use a lathe that quite possibly has the best view ever. The MAD Museum has working studio space up on the 6th floor, overlooking Columbus Circle. It is incredible, the image above does not do it justice. It was very easy to be distracted by the Columbus statue, Central Park, the fountains, the traffic, the people. Amazing.
I can’t wait to use it again.