Archive for 2010

July 8th, 2010

Altility Bellingham

Big changes have been in the works since my last entry.  For the past month I have been relocating Altility Art Studio to Bellingham, WA.  The move from Portland has long been on the horizon and alas I find myself amidst the great transition.  Bellingham is a much smaller city than Portland in the very […]

May 19th, 2010

Wallowa Mountains

A little while back my partner Jess, myself, our dog Wiley and four friends set off for six days in the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon to back country ski.  Our base camp was a compound of wall tents including a kitchen, sauna tent and two sleeping tents.  Each morning the crew would wake early, […]

April 5th, 2010

A Walk Around Altility

When I’m not working on my own artwork, my time is often filled working for or collaborating with other local artists on a variety of projects. The following post highlights various works in progress currently underway at Altility Art Studio. In this picture Rob Werzer methodically carves a Native American ‘Salmon Gill’ basket pattern into […]

February 26th, 2010

Smithy Class

On occasion friends have stopped by the studio while I’ve been working on a forged metal project.  Other times I’ve invited them down, filled the propane tank along with a growler from the neighborhood brewery and lit the forge for an evening of uninhibited, creative blacksmithing.  Upon connecting a hammer to red hot malleable steel, […]

January 26th, 2010

Into the Sierra Nevada back-country

With word of heavy snow fall in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, my friends Mike, Guy and I packed up and left for an all night drive south of rainy Oregon in search for one thing…powder.  Arriving at 9am we strapped on our ski boots and slipped blissfully into the deep snow of the […]

January 6th, 2010


Welcome to the blog section of my website- fresh off the press.  I’m excited to use this platform to fill in the space around my work with stories of inspiring artists and life experiences that affect the work I do.  I will also be posting various art events that I host, in particular my seasonal […]

January 2nd, 2010

Nearly There

At long last my website is nearly ready.  I anticipate this blog section to be an interesting and regularly updated feature of my site.  I plan to post about new art projects and events, artist colleagues that create extraordinary work, and the occasional out-of-studio adventure that influences my life and the work I do. I […]