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Tall in the Saddle

For as long as he can remember, Mike Marcellus has been around horses, saddles and the art of saddlery. “I grew up in southern Texas,”...

Spell-Binding Work

Sean Richards’ hand-bound books really can be judged by their covers. Three years ago, his replica of a 16th-century German cover, blind-tooled on pigskin, won...

Leather Wonders

Emily Blackburn’s passion to create has moved her since she was very young, fueled by time spent in the woodshop with her dad. “I was...

The Tree Sculptor

Throughout the Tulsa area, wooden sculptures appear to emerge from tree stumps. In parks, on private lawns and inside local businesses, the artistry of...

Get Your Motor Runnin’

For Dar Holdsworth, the art of building customized motorcycles began as a stress-relieving hobby. “I had a corporate job, and this was an outlet for...

He’s a Home Bowyer

Oklahoma native Nick Morgan uses time-tested, ancient practices to handcraft primitive hunting bows. It’s no surprise to those who know Morgan that he would discover...

Saving Classics

Whether it’s a memory from days gone by or a passion to possess a machine that speaks to us, cars can get our motors...

The Finishing Touch

Some artists work with watercolors and oil pigments; for others, it’s marble or stone. For Justin Hodges, woods, metals, patinas and stains form a...

Forged With Trial and Error

From a scandi to a wa gyuto, David Mooneyham forges all sorts of knives into creation. The native Oklahoman crafts a variety of blades,...

Head of the Glass

Amid sweltering heat and cacophony, beauty is created in a 2,000-square-foot studio in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Kenneth Gonzales, project director at Tulsa Glassblowing...