About the Artist
 
Don MacLane
I hold BA and MFA degrees in Sculpture from Antioch College and the University of Oregon. Over time, I acquired the skills that I use making kinetic sculpture and unique musical instruments. I trained as a cabinetmaker making custom hardwood furniture. I learned blacksmithing and reconstructed timber frame barns. For years my day job was as a steel fabricator working on structural steel, cranes, machinery and pressure vessels. I went back to school and eventually received a degree in mechanical engineering. With that degree, I spent the next twenty years on design and development of color printers at Tektronix and Xerox. Early retirement made it possible form me to work full time on sculpture and instrument building. My home and studio are in Portland Oregon.
 
You can reach me at: donmaclane@gmail.com                or by phone at: 971-219-3468  
                                                
You can watch an interview made for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat:
 
You can see my work in person at:
Springbox Gallery                             The Freed Galley                                 The Gallery
2234 NW 24th Ave                            6119 SW Hwy 101                               Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Portland, Oregon 97210                    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367                 151 Winslow Way East
503-228-1600                                    541-994-5600                                       Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
www.springbox.us                             www.freedgallery.com                          206-842-3132
                                                                                                                        www.bacart.org
 
Sculptor & luthier, Portland, Oregon, 2006 to present
Mechanical engineer: design and development of color printers, for Tektronix and Xerox, Wilsonville, OR 1984-2006
BSME, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 1984
Steel fabricator and engineering student, Oregon, 1979-84
Blacksmithing and timber frame construction, Harrisville, NH,1975-78
Member, Sculptor’s Workshop, Somerville, MA, 1974
MFA, Sculpture, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1973
BA, Sculpture, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1971
Artist in residence, ACT Workshop, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1970
Apprentice to Simon Watts, Cabinetmaker, Putney, VT, 1968