I was born in Maine to artist parents, and grew up on the east coast. I moved west in the 90s, and now live in Oregon's central coast range where I share a small house and a large garden with my wife Hannah Field, and our two boys. I make ovens and other sculpture, eat lots of bread (we bake about 25 pounds of Hannah's good sourdough every other week in the earth oven), help in the garden, write, teach, and try to stay out of the car.
I publish (and distribute other titles) through my own imprint, Hand Print Press, including my mom's best-selling craft book, Making Things, by Ann Sayre Wiseman. My latest book is Make a Ray Jacobs Rocky Mountain Dulcimer, about making a gorgeous little cardboard instrument that sounds just wonderful. I post regularly on Handprintpress.com/kiko, and welcome feedback and questions.
Since I started working with earth nearly 20 years ago, I've been privileged to collaborate with a marvelous community of folks, some of whom have published their own books. I've contributed bits and pieces to some of their titles, which I'm including here because the work is all related.
I've also worked as a carpenter, community developer, managing editor, and mold-maker's assistant. I'm now trying to get better at making my own music on a cardboard dulcimer!