Ask any craftsmen; artist, carpenter, surgeon, financial planner, etc. what sets them apart in the ease and ability to do a great job over an o.k. job and they will answer: “My tools!” It often takes time and lots of trial and error to discover the perfect instrument that becomes your partner in creating…(Read More)

Very simply, I make functional, beautiful things out of reclaimed materials. In the Navy I became a welder, following that I was a glazier (installing windows, mirrored walls and accents, glass shower enclosures, etc.) and I’ve also held stints doing various construction work…(Read More)

Cat House


So I was getting really tired of sweeping the floor in front of our cats’ litter box every day and decided there had to be a better way. What if my cats could clean their paws BEFORE leaving the cat litter box, instead of tracking it all over the house? Then it hit me –…(Read More)

Practical Art


Today, I want to talk about Practical Art, or Functional Art. Back in high school, when I took art class, we were taught that art should perform no function other than to inspire a feeling or evoke emotion.  But when I look around, I see art everywhere.  A beautiful structure can evoke so many feelings…(Read More)