I've been making things for a long time. Skateboard ramps, GI Joe Forts, movies, skits, music. Professionally, I started at age 14 as a helper to a local builder, as a laborer at a small farm and then in high school as a punch-out man for a general contractor. I studied Architecture, Art and Design at the University of Maryland College Park. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts in 1998 with a focus on sculpture and 3-D design. I traveled to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where I received a Master of Fine Arts in Artisanry from the Furniture Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Before and after my studies in Massachusetts, I apprenticed with a furnituremaker, John Calvin, in Columbia, MD. I'm a designer, moldmaker, furnituremaker, concrete artisan and curious guy. I work in all materials so that I can build what is required. In 2001 I created LUKE WORKS, a design and build firm that creates furniture, precision casework and concrete elements. Over the years I've taught sculpture, drawing and design at UMass Dartmouth and CCBC and instructed the senior sculpture class at the Baltimore School for the Arts. I've also led visits to my studio with university and high school students and design firms. I live with my family in Baltimore City.
photo by Jonathan Hanson.
•Johns Hopkins University
•M&T Bank Stadium
• National Aquarium in Baltimore
• Countless local and national individual clients
• Building Congress and Exchange Craftsmanship Award
• Teragren Bamboo Innovative Design and Craftsmanship Award
• Preservation Award for the Baltimore Design School
• Baltimore Magazine
• Style Magazine
• The Baltimore Sun
• Urbanite Magazine
• Ignite Baltimore "Plantrification"
• 2005 Concrete Countertop Conference - "3-D Design in concrete"
• Hosted Morgan State University, MICA, University of Maryland and Towson Students at my studio.
•ACC Craft Show Let's Make Demonstrations, 2015 and 2016
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