My Sculpture Weblog: E book Announcement


Hey Everybody,

Right now I’ve the distinctive pleasure to announce one thing that I’ve been engaged on (secretly) for longer than I care to confess. Fortunately the time has lastly arrived to let the cat out of the bag. I HAVE A NEW BOOK!

This guide is titled “The Machinist Sculptor” and in case you haven’t already guessed it – it’s about my artwork sure – however it is usually in regards to the aspirational thought of machine work as a brand new studio craft. 

That’s the concept machine work has the potential to face alone as a novel creative medium with intrinsic traits, not only a device that may be employed in service to different creative types (regardless that that’s fascinating as properly).

For this guide, I’ve partnered with Schiffer publishing to rework my over twenty years of labor, creating machined metallic artwork (and writing about it), right into a reflective historical past and quasi-manifesto on what it means to make artwork with the technologically various instruments of the machinists commerce.

It’s a full-throated try to put what I do (make artwork with machine instruments) right into a broader context about how varied instruments and practices (do and don’t) discover their approach into the palms of artists and artisans. How the instruments of mass manufacturing ultimately turn into the instruments of cultural manufacturing.

I presume many longtime followers of my work can have seen the self printed catalogs I’ve launched over time. With out diminishing these efforts, I wish to say “THIS BOOK IS NOT ONE OF THOSE“. This guide is a quantum leap ahead even when a few of the bones of this guide could also be acquainted (it’s my work in any case). 

If I could also be frank, this guide is my first time working with a bonafide writer, and so for the primary time I had the pleasure of working with editors and designers to totally form my story, together with every little thing else I’ve realized from 20 years of metalworking into an expansive textual content in regards to the many spheres of data and affect my craft touches. 

It’s a full rethinking, redesign, and enlargement of the unique essays that set me down this highway and made me an unintentional knowledgeable in a discipline that could be a nexus for artwork, craft, and design.

At 288 pages, this 9″x12 “foil wrapped laborious certain print is really probably the most stunning buddy of the espresso desk I’ve ever seen. 

Many variety of us have labored very laborious on this print, and it actually reveals. I might be grateful in case you would give me the chance to share this most honest and detailed perspective an under-appreciated craft, by selecting up a replica for your self, a buddy, or colleague. 

The Machinist Sculptor is being printed and distributed by Schiffer publishing and shall be obtainable at bookstores in all places. The official launch date is Jan twenty eighth, however you may pre-order it now on Amazon.

And naturally, thanks.  

P.S. I’m going to publish the hyperlink to the Amazon pre-order right here. You should have loads of alternatives to order a replica as a result of, prefer it or not, I’m going to deliver this up regularly between now and the discharge date. 


I’m not one to beat my drum an excessive amount of, so I’ll apologize prematurely for that, however that’s how this stuff work. 

As all the time, questions and feedback are welcome.