Manitou Springs and beyond have embraced Laser Luminaries! From his studio in the Manitou Art Center, Kendrick Cowdery creates unique designs using Adobe Illustrator and making intricate cuts using a Boss Laser – part of the Manitou Art Center makerspace equipment.
Laser Luminaries are also loved by Colorado Springs, Green Mountain Falls, you can also find Kendrick’s unique accent lights as far afield as the UK.
Laser Luminaries can also be purchased at these local galleries:
Whether you are a painter, a potter, or a guy making stuff with a laser, Manitou Springs is an amazing place to make art. Take some of Manitou’s vibe home with you today.
On a Personal Note…
Hi, my name is Kendrick Cowdery. I’m an artist working in Manitou Springs. I use a laser cutter to make beautiful accent lighting. My first step when I make a luminary is to design all the parts. This includes the images on the luminaries, the finger joints used for assembly and the base parts for the luminary to sit on. I use Adobe Illustrator for most of my designing needs. I use a Boss Laser with a 105 watt laser tube. With this laser cutter, I can cut all the pieces I need to create a lamp. After I have all the wood (MDF) parts, I add paper, and the parts are assembled into a whole. I have help from my two granddaughters who sometimes help me in the shop.
Each luminary comes with a lamp base, LED bulb, and wood base. No matter how beautiful these lights look on this website, they look even more gorgeous in real life.