A native of Houston, TX, Clark Kellogg has been interested in woodworking and furniture making since he was 14, when he and his father started building small projects in the family garage. He received his BA from the University of Virginia. He is formally trained as a furniture maker, graduating from both the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Nine-Month Comprehensive program and the College of the Redwoods esteemed Fine Woodworking Program.
I’ve known about the residencies at HCCC since the organization was founded in 2001, because I’ve visited the center all these years. I wanted to apply for a few years, but I wasn’t settled in Houston. I was traveling back and forth between home and school. Also, I didn’t have enough work until recently for a complete application. Once I knew I was going to be in Houston for a few years, and had a larger body of work, I applied.
Part of the plan for my residency is to use it as an opportunity to promote myself and my work in the Houston community. I want to interact with visitors, be part of educating them about what fine furniture can be and how much work goes in to making custom furniture. While in my residency, I hope to balance making some larger furniture pieces with smaller work focused on letter carving. Letter carving is a new area for me and it’s exciting to explore and see where this new skill will will take me.