For Your Life

For Your Life

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012. This article appears in the August/September 2012 issue of American Craft Magazine.
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Alan Daigre chaise

Alan Daigre, chaise; Photo: John Lucas

John Lucas

Alan Daigre
Each block in the seat and back of this chaise, linked by a single steel cable, moves to conform to the body for surprising comfort. Daigre uses various wood species in a patchwork of grain and color, with many pieces offcuts of other projects.

Tianna Meilinger
Meilinger makes her bags one at a time from canvas scraps discarded by sailboat factories. Well-proportioned and rugged, the bags are designed for years of bike messenger abuse, so you can be confident they’ll stand up to the lesser rigors demanded of modern carry-alls.

Paul Eshelman
Eshelman’s midcentury-inspired ceramics take familiar forms and combine them with a refined palette of glazes that complement the red stoneware construction. This 11.5-inch diameter casserole is oven-safe and meant for everyday use.

Evan Chambers
These futuristic metal and blown-glass lamps seem to hail from a parallel universe. Playful yet refined, they will dress up a desktop or an underground lair.

Bryan Northup
Northup’s decanter of found and recycled glass is made by fusing pieces of Bombay Sapphire gin bottles onto a recycled tequila bottle in a kiln. It’s a beautiful and practical addition to your craft cocktail mixing station.

Casey Sheppard
This boldly abstract bracelet is made from oxidized sterling silver, repurposed PVC, and spray paint. Sheppard oxidizes the silver with liver of sulfur, then paints and sands the PVC to achieve a bone-like look.