Lifestyles of the Rich & Feathered Presents - Extreme Bird Houses

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 08-24-2009 02:28 AM 1173 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing on our trend to feature artists from on our blog site … (OK … yeah once so far … with before but whatever … we plan to keep doing this so that counts right?) ...

Anyway …

Artisans of the Valley consists mainly of myself, my fiance (Teri), and my father (founder), and a few close affiliates. Together we strive to produce heirloom quality hand made custom furniture. We create unique and artistic woodcarvings & sculptures that so far have increased in value. We provide museum quality antique restoration services; preserving antiques and collectibles for generations to come. We enjoy what we do, and without a doubt we’re actually pretty good at it.

What we also strive for is to support our fellow craftsmen around the world. Together we create an industry of small businesses (artists) that combined surpass the capacity of big business! We are all facing a tough economy, and it is therefore imparative to our success that we maintain our commendatory and support one another. John Looser – a discovery I’ve made through LumberJocks, is a craftsman that I can safely say is insanely committed to his art.

So what is John’s art? – Extreme Bird Houses … John gives me another example of a humbling peer; I create furniture & carvings I sell for tens of thousands of dollars, yeah that would make me an accomplished Master. I’m very proud, however, although I may have the skills, I do not for a moment claim to have the discipline to craft the birdhouses in his portfolio. (Well, one day … when I retire … maybe!) We all as artists have our niche – when we step outside of it we are in foreign territory.

For those of you who have not yet checked out John Looser’s work visit our blog and then of course check his profile on Lumberjocks and visit his website, his niche is obvious … and the result of his skill is no less apparent:

Artisans of the Valley Blog Site:


-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 08-24-2009 03:17 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-24-2009 06:49 AM

I have built one from John’s plans, it sits on top of my small barn.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#3 posted 08-24-2009 01:04 PM

Thanks again Eric for featuring my birdhouses !! Great job !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 08:42 PM

how wonderful .. your blog here and the article on the Extreme Birdhouses!!!

I just love LumberJocks :) They are the best!

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#5 posted 08-27-2009 09:06 PM

Very Cool….and a great idea….we need exposure for the arts more then ever in a poor economy (to bolster us from the fears and depression it brings)....As the economy dries up the coffers it is typically the arts that get the brunt of the cutbacks….and they hardly (if ever) get additional funds when times are good….We need the arts to keep us sane as far as I am concerned….without music, paintings….sculpture…what a dull and dingy world we would have and where would we find any relief???

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 01:29 PM

Thank you MsDebbie and Reggie !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 08-28-2009 02:08 PM

john ,
this is definitely for the birds!

and a great encouragement ,
for us all , to continue the dream !

and thank you eric ,
for featuring fellow artists .

everything is better ,
when we share !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 08-28-2009 03:43 PM

Eric: Thanks for the posting on John. And John great job as always.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 08-29-2009 01:17 AM

Thanks guys for the great comments !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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