I make my furniture from twigs and Lake Michigan driftwood, shells, stones, bark, seed pods and other natural materials. The challenge is to fabricate objects that require a certain form and symmetry, like chairs, for example, out of materials that are by nature randomly and organically shaped. I seek out the gnarliest twigs and pieces of driftwood, the curved, forked or twisted ones, because they make the most interesting furniture. No two of my chairs are ever alike in construction, although they are all identical in function. They embody the spirit of rustic design by using found or natural materials instead of manufactured ones, and at the same time evoke the many folk tales and legends of the little people of the forest. I have a lot of fun making them.

The little tables' tops are 5 inches above the surface they are standing on, and the chairs are scaled in proportion to that size.

You can email me at gcc@georgecclark.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 Evanston Art Center Winter Arts + Crafts Expo November 18 to December 21

Rocking Reindeer handcrafted by George C. Clark

It's time for the 2017 Winter Arts + Crafts Expo at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, Illinois.  The Expo will be open free November 18 to December 21 from 9am to 9pm Monday through Friday and from 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  It will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

There will be a special PREVIEW PARTY on Thursday, November 17 from 6 to 9pm.  Admission to the party will be $35 in advance or $45 at the door.  You can order tickets here: https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/winterexpo 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Thank You

My thanks to the collectors who purchased my miniature rustic twig furniture at the INDEPENDENCE PARK FINE CRAFTS FAIR Saturday! 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Evanston Art Center Winter Arts + Crafts Expo Nov. 19 to Dec. 21, 2016

Driftwood Twig Rocking Rudolph by George C. Clark   (rocker length 8 inches)

This Rocking Rudolph will be one of over 20 items I will have on display for sale at:

Evanston Art Center Winter Arts + Crafts Expo
November 19 to December 21, 2016
1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Hours:    Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm    Friday-Sunday 9am-4pm

There will be a PREVIEW PARTY Nov. 18 from 6 to 9pm
Admission $35 in advance, $45 at the door
Buy tickets in advance online at www.evanstonartcenter.org

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A New Chair With the Most Legs Ever

I recently completed this miniature chair  out of Lake Michigan driftwood and sea shells collected in Florida with no fewer than eight legs.  Actually any number greater than four  would have been a new record for me.  I call it an 8-legged Chair for a Swamp Troll.

This is how it looks in late afternoon sunlight  on display (and for sale) at the Longbranch  Gallery, 203 Commerce Street, in historic Mineral Point, Wisconsin.  

UPDATE:  It's sold!

My Miniature Rustic Twig Chair-building Workshop at the Woodlanders Gathering Last Sunday

Me demonstrating miniature chair-building techniques

Woodlander Cooper Rogness at work

held last Thursday through Sunday at Shake Rag
Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, WI.
The Gathering is a festival of classes and workshops
in the rustic arts that attracts artists and craftspeople
from all over to share skills and ideas.  

Woodlander Sandy Scott at work

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pre-Mothers Day Craft Show at Chicago's Independence Park Fieldhouse Saturday May 7, 2016

Miniature rustic twig and seashell chair by George C. Clark (height 9.5 inches)

Miniature rustic twig side chair with acorn finial by George C. Clark (height 7 inches)

Pictured above are two pieces of the miniature rustic twig furniture I will be showing at the Pre-Mothers Day Fine Craft Fair at Chicago's Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue, from noon to 4:00pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  This one day sale will feature many handcrafted items, including jewelry, glass, ceramics and textiles.  Independence Park is located on the south side of Irving Park Road between Hamlin and Springfield Avenues.  I hope you will stop by if you are in Chicagoland Saturday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Thank You Evanston Shoppers, and MERRY CHRISTMAS to All!

Miniature rustic twig Rocking Rudolph by George C. Clark
(Rocker length 8 inches)

My heartiest "Thanks!" to the collectors who bought my miniature rustic twig furniture at Evanston Art Center's 2015 Winter Arts + Crafts Expo, and to all the folks at the Art Center, especially Paula, who also purchased this Rocking Rudolph.