WELCOME! My name is Peter Diepenbrock, a full time practicing artist and designer based in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Together with my wife of 35 years, Didi Suydam (www.didisuydam.com) we have been full time self employed studio artists, committed to producing exclusively original works of art and design, held to the highest standards of creative excellence. We both graduated from The Rhode Island School of design, and our respective studios have been open for business since 1986.
A significant part of my practice (see www.peterdiepenbrock.com) is focussed on large scale public art projects with relatively long project cycles, but Otiiko.com is devoted to offering a sweet collection of small gift products cast in pewter and bronze. These are whimsical and functional products all based on original carvings, brought to production using the lost wax method.
In my opinion, there is no real value distinction between an object based on price or size providing it is made to the highest standard of creative excellence. So a Dinobite selling for 90.00 is no less capable of making a new owner happy for years, as will one who purchases a nine foot garden sculpture. I am an extremely prolific artist, and experiment across several categories, methodologies, materials, and market places.
Here is a glimpse of the studio while building Sitting Bear, by Eric Latek.
For a more comprehensive portfolio viewing please see my primary site:
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Thanks for swinging by!
Please see the article 'Metal Winner' by clicking the cover.