Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

November 10th, 2013

The Press and The Crane

Last spring I had an amazing opportunity, which destined me to months of hard but rewarding work.  After being awarded a commission to create a sculpture for the city of Bellingham, I invested in a one of a kind machine; a 50 ton hydraulic press made by artist Tony Buchen.  A hydraulic press has a […]

July 18th, 2012


This is a story about an amazing being; our dog Wiley.  Wiley was big, black, and looked like a wolf, but with bright amber eyes he would tell you that he was full of tricks, jokes and compassion.  Wiley understood people well and could easily become your friend in a way unique to animals.  He […]

July 18th, 2012

Community Garden

Over the past few seasons there has been a lot of new energy and inspired projects down at the ‘compound’.  One of the more long term efforts has been to create a community food garden and functioning rain garden in the landscape.  Inspired by all the people that use the bike path and live in […]

August 16th, 2011

Pecha Kucha Night

Altility Art Studio was a part of something very exciting recently; Bellingham’s first Pecha Kucha night.  Pecha Kucha is an alternative slide show event that originated in Tokyo and has since spread to over 400 cities around the world, and is now an awesome part of the Bellingham community.  Headed by Aaron Westgate of FreeFlow […]

August 15th, 2011

Into the North Cascades

When our work schedules permit, or even if they don’t, we escape into the truly awesome North Cascade mountain range for some back country ski mountaineering.  Located just over the Bellingham foothills, we’ve had a very inspiring winter, spring and summer exploring this new terrain.

August 15th, 2011

Vital Source Natural Medicine

My longtime partner, Jess and I moved up to Bellingham, WA for a few reasons — a smaller more close knit community that shared our interests, a vast expanse of mountains to ski and explore, and a locally oriented economy that could support both of our businesses.  For five years Jess has been in medical […]

August 15th, 2011

Forging video and interview

Click the link below to have a look at a brief video of the studio during the intense forging process of ‘Reprise’. Altility Web Commercial

August 10th, 2011

The Forging Hammer

Last November I was commissioned to create an outdoor sculpture relating to the concept of the ‘tree of life’, or my interpretation of the growth and cycles of our natural world. The scale of this sculpture provided a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of equipment that has had a remarkable impact on my sculpture […]

January 16th, 2011

The Neighborhood

I would now like to take the opportunity to introduce the various artisans who make up the creative enclave to which I have been fortunate enough to have moved into.  Over the course of the summer and into the fall, while moving in and setting up shop in a corner of Bellingham, certain characters began […]

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 […]