My Sculpture Weblog: E book Announcement


Hi there 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 e-book is titled “The Machinist Sculptor” and when 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 that machine work has the potential to face alone as a novel inventive medium with intrinsic traits, not only a device that may be employed in service to different inventive varieties (though that’s fascinating as effectively).

For this e-book, 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 numerous instruments and practices (do and don’t) discover their means into the fingers of artists and artisans. How the instruments of mass manufacturing finally grow to be the instruments of cultural manufacturing.

I presume many longtime followers of my work could 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 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 any case). 

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 completely form my story, together with the whole lot else I’ve realized from 20 years of metalworking into an expansive textual content in regards to the many spheres of information and affect my craft touches. 

It’s a full rethinking, redesign, and growth of the unique essays that set me down this street and made me an unintentional professional in a discipline that may be a nexus for artwork, craft, and design.

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

Many variety of us have labored very arduous on this print, and it really reveals. I’d be grateful when you would give me the chance to share this most honest and detailed perspective an under-appreciated craft, by selecting up a duplicate for your self, a buddy, or colleague. 

The Machinist Sculptor is being printed and distributed by Schiffer publishing and shall be obtainable at bookstores all over the 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 publish the hyperlink to the Amazon pre-order right here. You’ll have loads of alternatives to order a duplicate as a result of, prefer it or not, I’m going to carry this up ceaselessly 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.