Field Glasses

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Site Specific projects  require careful planning on and off site. When building a treehouse and managing a crew over a sequence of days, small comforts and simple luxuries always help to maintain a convivial atmosphere and improve productivity, especially when the weather is not cooperating. While building treehouses over the years I have developed a collection of portable expedition furniture that has become an essential component of my set of tools. I will be making select, limited productions of my expedition furniture available on the Goods page, beginning with my hand-blown Field Glasses

Everyone appreciates good food and drink outdoors; everything tastes better, especially when served with real dishes, glasses and flatware. I developed the Field Glasses  for use in and under trees, where the ground is often uneven with roots and rocks. The wide, low profile is nearly spill-proof, and the hollow, punted bottom grips the ground and clears debris.   A hand blown lid keeps out bugs and leaves, and doubles as a coaster for more polite settings.

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The Field Glasses are made in small batches my my friend Conrad Williams in Eugene, Oregon. Conrad was one of my best students when I taught at California College of the Arts (CCA), and has been a reliable crew member on several of our site specific projects over the years. While still a student, Conrad made the initial prototypes for these glasses based on my sketch (at top). After graduation and extensive professional training, including a highly competetive apprenticeship with  Dale Chihuly, Conrad has since developed his own studio, where he will be making the Field Glass in small batches exclusively for Deep Craft.

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Conrad Williams making the Field Glass

2 replies on “Field Glasses”

  1. i just spoke with conrad and he’s making a set that will be available within the next few weeks. i’ll post them on the goods page as soon as i have this confirmed. thanks for your interest!! scott

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