My Sculpture Weblog: E book Announcement


Good day Everybody,

At this time 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 if you happen to haven’t already guessed it – it’s about my artwork sure – however it is usually concerning the aspirational concept of machine work as a brand new studio craft. 

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

For this guide, I’ve partnered with Schiffer publishing to rework my over twenty years of labor, creating machined steel 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 position 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 manner into the fingers 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 revealed catalogs I’ve launched through the years. 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 among the bones of this guide could also be acquainted (it’s my work in spite of everything). 

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 completely form my story, together with every little thing else I’ve discovered from twenty years of metalworking into an expansive textual content concerning the many spheres of information and affect my craft touches. 

It’s a full rethinking, redesign, and enlargement of the unique essays that set me down this street 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 arduous sure print is actually essentially the most stunning good friend of the espresso desk I’ve ever seen. 

Many type people have labored very arduous on this print, and it really reveals. I might be grateful if you happen to 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 good friend, or colleague. 

The Machinist Sculptor is being printed and distributed by Schiffer publishing and might be accessible at bookstores in every single place. The official launch date is Jan twenty eighth, however you possibly can pre-order it now on Amazon.

And naturally, thanks.  

P.S. I’m going to submit the hyperlink to the Amazon pre-order right here. You’ll have loads of alternatives to order a replica as a result of, prefer it or not, I’m going to convey this up steadily 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 at all times, questions and feedback are welcome.