METAL STANDS/MOUNTS FOR ARTWORK
Predominantly my business is making metal stands and mounts for artists in the Seattle area. I began doing this while a student in college to help my professor, Patrick Martin, with his artwork. Later on I found there was a need in the art community after friends/fellow glass artists found out I was a metal worker on the side. It has kept me fairly busy in recent years. I just realized the other day that I’ve been making armatures and stands for over 10 years now! That’s a lot of fitting and fussing.
I’ve also built some glass equipment and tools over the years, but try to leave that to the professionals these days. I’m always happy to help bring my clients ideas to life, and always look forward to new and interesting projects.
I took a short hiatus from the glass field following college. Needing a creative outlet I began working with wood. While working as a small engine mechanic I acquired several chainsaws and began experimenting with some chainsaw carved wood sculpture. I’ve made some live edge tables and furniture, which I still do for fun and on a commission basis. Lately I’ve taken up wood turning as a hobby and I usually have at least one of my own wood working projects going at any time. Ultimately my goal is to become a fine woodworker, but mostly it remains a hobby at this point. I’m happy to accommodate any woodworking needs that may come up though and always excited for the challenge.
I’m a practicing glass artist and have worked for several artists in the field in my career. I enjoy working with other artists to make their designs out of glass. To see my personal glass work: Tanner Clark – Glass