|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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 13, 2017
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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
|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!
|Me demonstrating miniature chair-building techniques|
|Woodlander Sandy Scott at work|
Thursday, May 5, 2016
|Miniature rustic twig and seashell chair by George C. Clark (height 9.5 inches)|