For me this work is about balancing all the elements of life. The nature of balancing the beauty and rigors of where I live on the Gaviota coast in Santa Barbara as a Heart driven artisan in our Mind driven civilization……Everything is about Balance, from a wind sculpture to a light dimmer.
Balancing Function, Fun and Funk. Understanding that the hand made nature of all these pieces are many little steps and processes that take time and still have Fun creating them ; creating Fun for those who own them. For some reason turning the mundane to beauty makes us smile.
I like to take the mundane in everyday objects and pay respect to their marvelous Functions. That is why I presently work in switch plates, doorbells, and dimmers, as well as sculpture and wall art ; to honor and give context to the Beauty of the small, everyday things in our lives.
Come see my work and products online, and remember if you don’t see quite what you want or need ; I can make it.
I’m Kevin Loughran, the one makes this stuff.
Yes, little old me, for the past 35 years. Just a maker, trying to create a llittle more beauty in this world.I feel very good about the quality and sensibility of my work as an expression of Fun ,Function,and Funk.
I hand form, etch, patina nonferrous metals into functional everyday objects of beauty.
I also often use wood and semi- precious stones to help achieve the appropriate and desired result.
In the last 35 years i have worked from etching prints to etching ,pressing and hand forming, as well as oxidizing ,non ferrous metals.
Most of my work is with functional objects, while, recently getting back to my pure wall art and sculpture.
Born 1948, New Hampshire
educated at Dartmouth College,1967
Wasada University, Tokyo 1968-69
Graduated BA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1975
Has been doing art as a living ever since.
Presently living in Santa Barbara Co. Gaviota coast
Doing art and craft since 1980.
Participated in: The weekly Santa Barbara Sunday Art show since 1981
American Craft Council shows nation wide since 1986
Smithsonian National Building Museum Show
Sausalito Arts Festival
Park City, Arts Festival
La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
Mill Valley Arts & Crafts Show
and numerous other show around California and the US for the past 35 years.
For this I give thanks….onward.