A Native of Houston, Texas, Clark Kellogg has been interested in woodworking and the art of furniture design since 1994, when he and his father began building small projects in the family garage. They quickly outgrew the space, and moved into a warehouse in Houston’s Midtown district. Throughout high school Clark developed his skills by attending courses at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, building furniture and cabinetry for their workshop, and collaborating with other artists on various projects.
Clark received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Virginia in 2003. After a brief stint as a designer and draftsman for a Houston-based offshore engineering firm, he decided to pursue furniture making as a full-time profession, and enrolled in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s inaugural Nine-Month Comprehensive program. Upon graduating from CFC, Clark returned home to open Kellogg Furniture Design.
After spending two years building strictly commissioned work, Clark applied to the College of the Redwoods venerable Fine Woodworking Program in Fort Bragg, California. There he learned to balance handwork and fine detailing with the production methods he learned in Maine.
Clark's work has appeared in Fine Woodworking magazine and has been exhibited on all three coasts. In 2010, he was delighted and honored to received an Award of Merit for his cypress Garden Bench in the biennial CraftTexas show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. In 2011 he was awarded a grant from the Furniture Society to study with famed chairmaker Brian Boggs in Asheville, North Carolina.
Clark recently completed a year-long residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where he split his time between furnituremaking and lettercarving. His goals for the residency were to explore lettercarving as both a traditional medium for communication and a vital means of self-expression, and, by continuing his commissioned work, demonstrate some of the myriad aspects of fine furnituremaking.