017 - Mia Van Veen

She came to the studio looking for a shop that could help produce a portion of the welding and metal fabrication work needed for her upcoming exhibit in Norway. It was deep into 2020 when the pandemic was at a particularly uncertain trajectory. Listen to this episode to learn how

Welcome to Apollo Road

My current day job is assistant fabricator at my father's furniture studio, but I am building a visual arts company in my spare time. I studied Finance in college but have always preferred welding, woodworking, spray finishing, CAD modeling, and running CNC ops to a desk. So far, I have

017 - Mia Van Veen

She came to the studio looking for a shop that could help produce a portion of the welding and metal fabrication work needed for her upcoming exhibit in Norway. It was deep into 2020 when the pandemic was at a particularly uncertain trajectory. Listen to this episode to learn how

Bookmark

Just this week I designed a new titanium item. It weighs about 2 grams. That's roughly the weight of 16 medium-dark roasted coffee beans. What on earth could that be? Take a guess. Did you get it right? (It's in the title.) Titanium bookmarks in satin silverThat's it! A simple

2021 Reel (An Update)

A standard practice of professional cinematographers is to host a reel of their work on their website. These days that amounts to Vimeo links to completed projects. If you weren't aware, I have shifted much of my creative energy from craft design to cinematography. In practice this means I am

The Tempo of my Concerto

Only a poet could have written these lines: I don't know the tempo Of my heart's concertoAnd a musically talented poet at that. [Lady Gaga, A Star is Born] Look no further than cinema to grasp just how much humans want to express creativity. Modern film productions are astoundingly large,

Laurels

Is it wise to rest on your laurels? Perhaps - but only for a brief nap. The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has selected the Apollo Road / Maude Andrade short film to be included in this year's film festival. Much to my surprise and appreciation. How did this shoot-from-the-hip short film

016 - Erik Meek

Erik Meek is currently a detective at the Albuquerque Police Department. His new venture, Black Hammer Designs, deploys his creative talents and neverending pursuit of acquiring new skills. He utilizes CNC equipment, hand-work, and laser work into his furniture and product designs. In this podcast episode, Erik shares his insight

An Average Weekend

"...there are three main avenues on which one arrives at meaning in life. The first is by creating a work or by doing a deed. The second is by experiencing something or encountering someone; in other words, meaning can be found not only in work but also in love." (Viktor

015 - Lara Mann

The Apollo Road Podcast connected virtually with artist Lara Mann this past week. She's made a concerted effort to learn from all aspects of the art trade. She combines formal education with street smarts. She learned how to break the 4th wall when dealing art. She nearly tackled the street

Carbon Coffee Table

Reflecting on the coffee table I crafted with a carbon fiber trimmed top. Recently refurbished by ceramic coating the carbon top. Additional thoughts on the process of following the muse.