About

Photo courtesy of Callie Lipkin

Photo courtesy of Callie Lipkin

 
 

Eric is an accidental artist by way of formal design training. He attended Auburn University’s school of Industrial Design and obtained a Bachelors of Industrial Design in Product Development. After graduation Eric moved to Chicago to design furniture and unexpectedly built a photography studio with his wife and a fabrication shop to experiment with prototyping and batch production. One of his projects landed him in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012. Since then he has become a father who is focused on sustaining a work life balance between the worlds of tech and craft. 

 

As a mechanism to explore an idea planted by his father, he set to to carve 100 pieces in 100 days using a method mastered by Stephen Hogbin buried between the pages of a 1980’s issue of Fine Woodworking. The result was a labor organized into three groups culling the original 100 down to 57 individual works. 

 

For inquiry contact: Eric@Stavn.co