|Clark with his piece, Garden Bench,|
for which he received an
award-of-merit in Craft Texas 2010.
I've known about the residencies at HCCC since the organization was founded in 2001, because I've visited the center all these years. I wanted to apply for a few years, but I wasn't settled in Houston. I was traveling back and forth between home and school. Also, I didn't have enough work until recently for a complete application. Once I knew I was going to be in Houston for a few years, and had a larger body of work, I applied.
Part of the plan for my residency is to use it as an opportunity to promote myself and my work in the Houston community. I want to interact with visitors, be part of educating them about what fine furniture can be and how much work goes in to making custom furniture. While in my residency, I hope to balance making some larger furniture pieces with smaller work focused on letter carving. Letter carving is a new area for me and it's exciting to explore and see where this new skill will will take me.
|Hemlock Wall Cabinet, |
by Clark Kellogg, photo by David Welter.
|Music Box, by Clark Kellogg, photo courtesy the artist|
|Little Squam (detail image), |
by Clark Kellogg, photo courtesy the artist.