Photo: Gregory Halvorsen Schreck 

Photo: Gregory Halvorsen Schreck 

Photo: Barbara Judd Orth

Photo: Barbara Judd Orth

"Orth's art is amazing, overwhelming . . . the primal vs the ethereal . . . rock and roll, the blues, arias."
 - author James A. Mangum,

The haunting beauty of David Orth's art emerges directly out of the complexities of life - life's great gifts and great sorrows.  For 30 years, on the side, David honored special requests for cremation urns, giving them the same careful, inventive attention as he gives to his sculpture & furniture.    Ten years ago, an artist friend talked him into gathering these little-known efforts into one place & making them available to the public.  He adds new designs regularly.


David’s woodworking, metalworking, & ceramics studio is nestled in the rural hill country just northwest of Chicago.  His specialties are sculpture, furniture, & ceremonial objects.  Please visit his main website, OrthSculpture.com, for more information.

David is a regular guy - don't hesitate to contact him with your questions or ideas.