Matsumoto Castle

This is a concept sketch and render of a piece I’m working based on Matsumoto-Jo, in Matsumoto Japan.  This would be about 36″ across, made of 7 layers of laser cut wood backlit with LED rope lights. The foundation would be water jet slate stone that would then be mortared to the surface.



Labor Day Showing

It was great to see everyone at the Artists’ Collaborative Gallery on Labor Day. All the smiling faces was more than worth the hearing loss from the blaring cannons and old west gun shows of Gold Rush Days outside! Thanks to all who came out, braved the triple digit heat and made it a wonderful day!


Meet the Artist at the Artists’ Collaborative Gallery

J. Elliott Young of J. Elliott Designs will be at the Artists’ Collaborative Gallery on Saturday, September 1st! Come enjoy the myriad of artistic creations throughout the gallery and ask any questions you’d like about laser cut wood and stained glass works.



We’ll be showing At Artist’s Collaborative Gallery!

J. Elliott Designs was just judged into the Artists Collaborative Gallery by unanimous vote! Our work will now begin showing next month at their K Street location in Old Town Sacramento.


San Jose TechShop Open House

Sunlight, pulled pork sandwiches and stained glass….yup, we had a wonderful time at the San Jose Techshop yesterday! Thank you everyone for coming out and making it a great event. We even made it into the San Jose Mercury News!


[Gerardo Revuelta and his daughter Nevaeh Revuelta, 6, looks at wooden stained glass sculptures designed by J. Elliott Young of J. Elliott Designs at the TechShop in San Jose on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (LiPo Ching/Staff)]


A special thanks to Trevor Tuttle of GLR Studios for letting me use one of our old promotional CD cases to entertain our visitors….including young Nevaeh!


TechShop Open House and Makers Market

TechShop invited us to be part of their Open house and Makers Market on Saturday. It was a hell of a lot of fun! In addition to a table to display our latest projects and plenty of curious folks to show them to….there was a barbeque! Well, more of a hamburger smothered in bacon with potato salad. But close enough to keep me happy. It was a great experience and helped show where our display needed work. Its time to designing stands, getting some LED rope lights and cutting a few of the newer designs.

The beauty of the open house is that we get to do it all over again on Saturday in San Jose!

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