Involved Since: September 2005
Department(s): Welding, Woodworking
Website URL: 12sticks.com/
Brian has been an instructor at the Crucible since 2006 teaching welding, welded sculpture, and special projects in welding, as well as assisting in the woodshop and blacksmithing smithy. His personal work almost always incorporates metal, wood, historic artifacts and sometimes fire. His West Oakland workshop is just a few blocks from the Crucible!
He founded 12sticks Sculpture and Design in 2005 and has been creating commissioned works in everything from furniture and interior design to public art and community parks in California and Alaska. Through his work he seeks to create pieces that are of value to individuals, communities, future generations and hence society at large by bringing the audience into dialogue. Both with the past of their community, themselves, and with each other in the present moment. To get to a state of “intuition surfing” in the work where what is shared is a conscious and subconscious conversation.