Other projects –

After making some special cups for an upcoming show I was inspired to make some wooden boxes. Mostly the inspiration came from an article by Robert Yellin  from March 2006 (http://e-yakimono.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_archive.html) and another article on ceramicstoday.com  (http://www.ceramicstoday.com/articles/boxes.htm) on how in Japan many works of art come in a box.  Now, I do not claim to be an expert in any way shape or form on anything Japanese or anything boxy and I did not wish to copy the Japanese style box,  but rather just make a few boxes free form or folk art style for my cups… The boxes are made from scraps from my brothers garage,  some pine but mostly weathered cedar barn wood, nails and or wooden pegs and glue and leather. ANYway here they are for you to see. (the pics are a little blurry! professional photos are on the way). 
** update, all five boxes and the yunomi housed inside were sold in the annual yunomi invitational on akardesign.com this past year (2010) Thanks, Tom

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** Additionally I have recently moved to a loft in downtown St Paul, the space is wide open and I needed a large stand for my TV to fill the space/match the scale of the room… which I could not find within my price range. SO I decided to design and build one. I decided on a steal frame holding up a natural edge slab of wood. What I found is that finding such a piece of wood is a difficult task, but with some determination I found a source and purchased a slab… Here I am adding a few photos of the slab and the progress of the piece. Hope you enjoy.
(click the image(s) below to get a closer look / zooooom in)

2 Responses to “Other projects –”

  1. I’ve seen these boxes in person and I must say they are Great! That, believe me, is not just because I’m Tom’s Mom either.

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