Inspired by organic shapes found in nature, the basic structure of my designs is either turned on a lathe, cast (if in metal), hand-shaped or constructed. I make use of dyes, paints, burning, and carving to add complexity to the designs, all of which induce the kind of visual excitement that tempts people to touch the work. A primary goal of my work has always been to force people to reevaluate their assumptions about the intrinsic artistic value of commonplace items.

Portland, OR

http://www.rawdesigninc.com/