Is there Such a Thing as a Contemporary Chaise Longue?

Before delving into the topic of this article, I felt the need to comment on a couple of things: the original spelling was "chaise longue", which meant "long chair" in French.  Here in Canada (and in other parts of the world too, I suspect), I have sometimes seen it written "chaise lounge"; and I have … Continue reading Is there Such a Thing as a Contemporary Chaise Longue?

Three-Week Chair, Prototype #2

On June 30th, with other projects in the shop wrapping up, I realized that I had three weeks until Port Moody Celebration of Wood Woodfair.  I knew that I wanted to have some new work for the show and got the idea to design a chair. That night I started prototyping.  I posted a review of … Continue reading Three-Week Chair, Prototype #2

Three-Week Chair, Prototype #1

On June 30th, with other projects in the shop wrapping up, I realized that I had three weeks until Port Moody Celebration of Wood Woodfair.  I knew that I wanted to have some new work for the show and got the idea to design a chair. That night I started taking some measurements, and the … Continue reading Three-Week Chair, Prototype #1

Round Three of #Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Round 1 Three weeks ago, I shared a drawing of this table which I'd designed.  It was part of what we've called the #Woodchat Telephone Game Design Experiment. I presented the design at #Woodchat in this video and handed the design over to my co-host Matt Gradwohl who was eager to redraw the table his way.  (Discussion of the table … Continue reading Round Three of #Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Some Ideas Require Great Patience and an Open Mind

This table is for sale and has just been added to my Gallery.  It is one piece which almost never happened. An Odd Start, If You Could Even Call it a Start A few years ago, my wood guy, Dave Kilpatrick, stopped by unexpectedly.  From his trailer, he unloaded a live-edged slab of maple roughly … Continue reading Some Ideas Require Great Patience and an Open Mind

#Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Below is my initial drawing for #Woodchat's inaugural Telephone Game Design Experiment. The idea is to start with a design drawn by one person (me).  Then, another person takes my design and redraws it their way, incorporating any changes they wish to make.  Next, a third person takes the second drawing and redraws it their way. … Continue reading #Woodchat’s Telephone Game Design Experiment

Exhibition at Gallery Bistro

Since many of my readers are too far away to come to my exhibition, I have this video to provide an idea of what it looks like.  (As a reminder to my local readers, the Gallery Bistro is open 10am-3pm Tuesday through Sunday and I am at the gallery most Sundays.) Some pieces which you … Continue reading Exhibition at Gallery Bistro

Stories from Artwalk, Part 2

During Artwalk, I showed my work in Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke Street) with three other artists:  Bronwen Belenkie, Clive Tucker and Mandara Lebovitz.  Our exhibition will continue through April 28th. The gallery is open 10am-3pm Tuesday through Sunday. I plan to be at Gallery Bistro Sunday April 21 and I invite you to come by to look at and/or discuss my … Continue reading Stories from Artwalk, Part 2

Stories from Artwalk, Part 1

During Artwalk, I showed my work in Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke Street) with three other artists:  Bronwen Belenkie, Clive Tucker and Mandara Lebovitz.  Our exhibition will continue through April 28th. The gallery is open 10am-3pm Tuesday through Sunday. Background The building in which I exhibited was recently bought by husband-wife duo Rainer (pronounced Rye-ner) and Helen Daniels.  There is a … Continue reading Stories from Artwalk, Part 1

Day 1 of Artwalk

Even though it rained for the first half of Artwalk today (Saturday), attendance was strong at Gallery Bistro.  Engagement was high and the gallery was very busy for most of the day.  Over 250 people visited the gallery in five hours, many of whom came back for a second (or third or fourth) look while … Continue reading Day 1 of Artwalk