September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

WOW! It’s already September, and we haven’t sent out a newsletter since April, but don’t worry, we have been busy. So thank you for being patient and subscribing to my occasionally random newsletter about the goings-on in my studio.

Featured Creation
The Semi Elliptical Table

Half an oval table

This table was a fun one to design since it is half an oval. From the center of the arch to the back edge of the table, each segment had to be cut at a different length and angle to achieve the oval shape.

The top was silver leafed, and a patina was added with sulfur potash to add some contrasting colors and wild movement in the top.

The legs are tapered with an oval shape from top to foot, which I achieved using a spokeshave to feather in the final form by hand.

You can see more pictures and get more details on my website -> Custom Semi Elliptical Table

You can also see it in person at the Hunter Wolff Gallery in Old Colorado City starting September 6th, I will be there showing several pieces for the Friday Art Walk. Come by and say, Hi.

I’m still accepting commissions for this coming fall/winter. if you would like to commision a piece of custom furniture or art. Just head over to my website for details.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Featured Artist Night at the Hunter Wolff Art Gallery

Friday September 6th 2019
During Friday Night Art Walk 5-8pmHunter Wolff Gallery
2510 W Colorado Ave,
Old Colorado City,
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
I will be one of the featured artists for the evenings art walk.
Throughout the evening, I will be there to answer questions, and show off my art.
Stop by, buy some art, sign up for a commision, or just say hi.

Black Forest Arts and Crafts Guild

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October 31st – November 3rd9am – 8pm Thursday – Saturday
10 am – 2 pm SundayBlack Forest Community Center
12530 Black Forest Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80908This show is hosted by the Black Forest Art and Crafts Guild, a portion of the proceeds goes to a college scholarship fund which is awarded annually to a local graduating high school senior.

I will not have any furniture in this show, but it will feature my scrap wood projects. I gather up all the scrap wood left over from my furniture projects and build cribbage boards, cutting boards, boxes, and whatever else I can think of. It has been a great way to clean up the shop and raise some money to fund other art projects, as well as help send a young mind to collage.

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I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.

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