Continuing on our trend to feature artists from www.lumberjocks.com on our blog site … (OK … yeah once so far … with http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/blog/index.php/2009/07/hardwood-time-check-out-a-clock-made-entirely-of-wood/ before but whatever … we plan to keep doing this so that counts right?) ...
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: http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/blog/index.php/2009/08/extreme-bird-houses/
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com