Sculptor Jack Craig was first trained as an engineer and worked for the US Navy before pursuing degrees in industrial and 3D design and starts doing furniture design.
His works—which span the categories of furniture, lighting, and installation—are often made from common materials found in hardware stores. Among his most famous is the “PVC Series” (begun 2012), in which Craig heats and manipulates PVC water piping by hand, and transforms it into sculptural and sometimes functional objects. In this series, a number have their shapes determined by disks of wood or rock, which plug the top of the opening. He also works with urethane foam, polyester resin, and wood.
Born in Washington, D.C., Jack Craig is an American designer whose work blends craft, design, and industry. He subsequently studied Industrial Design at the University of Illinois, earning a Bachelor of Art in 2010. He continued on to Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he received a Master of Fine Art in 3D Design.
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Based out of Detroit, Michigan, Craig’s designs are characterized by a desire to shift observers’ understandings of everyday objects. Craig is represented by Johnson Trading Gallery.
At first glance, Jack Craig’s Pressed Table appears almost otherworldly. It is a charming but curious combination of stone fragments encased in a futuristic, turquoise shell. Sleek and even a bit archeological on top, at its bottom, seemingly haphazard curves jut out from its core, giving the impression that something or someone is trying to get out.
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