Blog & News — Artisan Features

What does it mean to be a Roycroft Artisan?

Modern Bungalow explores the history of the Roycroft Movement. Roycroft artisans create furniture and other works of craftsmanship inspired from the Arts and Crafts Movement. We highlight two Roycroft Artisans: Keith Rust and Brian Brace.

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MB Makers Interview with Jeff Icenhower of Mission West Wood and Leather

We hosted Jeff Icenhower, leather artist with Mission West Wood and Leather in our store in 2019 for a presentation on leather and the Arts and Crafts movement, followed by a demonstration. Because we love learning about the artisans we work with and their process and inspiration, we asked him a few questions. Here are his answers: What was the moment you decided to follow a path as an artist?I grew into it. I began doing traditional American West items - belts, billfolds, etc. with western style decoration. I thought of this as a hobby that might at least pay for...

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MB Makers Interview with Julie Leidel, Roycroft Renaissance Artisan

In the fall of 2018, we spoke with Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Julie Leidel as part of Modern Bungalow’s Makers Series.  Julie told us of her inspiration and her process. She shared a slideshow presentation about the influential artists that came before her, and how she is innovating from the past.  Julie Leidel has been a Colorado resident since she was four. Her love of the Colorado high country has led her on a path to capture the natural beauty all around us. In the interview below, Julie shares more about her work. What was your inspiration for your Colorado series of gouache...

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MB Makers Interview with Scott Draves, founder of Door Pottery

Not only does Modern Bungalow have exclusive Door Pottery vases available in our store now, the founder of Door agreed to answer a few questions for our September feature. What medium do you work in? I work exclusively in ceramics or Pottery whether it’s clay vases or pressed tiles. What’s the most creative and productive time of day? My most productive time and day is in the morning before noon. If I try to throw in the afternoon I tend to try and rush the vase and it loses its artistic integrity. What was the pivotal point in your life that...

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Simply Amish: A Cut Above the Rest

We dive into the history, the process, and the features that separate Simply Amish from the rest of the field. When it comes to quality craftsman Amish furniture, Simply Amish stands apart due to their quality standards and standard features including SmartSlides, one-piece drawer fronts, and a luxurious catalyzed varnish finish.

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