My Sculpture Weblog: Guide Announcement


Hiya Everybody,

Right this moment 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 e-book 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 thought 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 inventive medium with intrinsic traits, not only a software that may be employed in service to different inventive kinds (though that’s fascinating as nicely).

For this e-book, I’ve partnered with Schiffer publishing to remodel 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 numerous instruments and practices (do and don’t) discover their means into the arms of artists and artisans. How the instruments of mass manufacturing finally change into the instruments of cultural manufacturing.

I presume many longtime followers of my work can have seen the self revealed catalogs I’ve launched over time. With out diminishing these efforts, I need to say “THIS BOOK IS NOT ONE OF THOSE“. This e-book is a quantum leap ahead even when a number of the bones of this e-book could also be acquainted (it’s my work in spite of everything). 

If I could also be frank, this e-book 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 part else I’ve discovered from twenty years of metalworking into an expansive textual content concerning the many spheres of data and affect my craft touches. 

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

At 288 pages, this 9″x12 “foil wrapped laborious sure print is actually essentially the most stunning pal of the espresso desk I’ve ever seen. 

Many sort of us have labored very laborious on this print, and it really exhibits. I’d be grateful if you happen to would give me the chance to share this most honest and detailed perspective an under-appreciated craft, by choosing up a duplicate for your self, a pal, or colleague. 

The Machinist Sculptor is being printed and distributed by Schiffer publishing and shall be accessible at bookstores in all places. 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 should have loads of alternatives to order a duplicate as a result of, prefer it or not, I’m going to carry this up often between now and the discharge date. 


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

As all the time, questions and feedback are welcome.