Tony Furtado Sound and Sculpture


Located In
Portland, OR
Owned By
Tony Furtado
Store Details
Hi. Im a musician and sculptor based in the Portland, OR area. For years I’ve been touring and recording as a banjo/slide guitarist-singer/songwriter.I’ve recorded 16 of my own albums.I write and play Americana, Roots, Indie-folk music. Banjo and slide guitar are my instruments of choice.I’ve toured with and recorded with the likes of Alison Krauss, Greg Allman, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth among others. I also sculpt, mostly in clay - ceramic. I utilize a metal coating process that gives the look and feel of bronze or rusty iron. Lately I’ve been exploring the potentials of making chain mail and chain jewelry patterns (large scale) out of stoneware and oxide washes, lots of possibilities! At the same time I started playing banjo (12 years old) I started creating things out of clay. After a couple years as a fine arts major at Cal State Hayward, before I had the chance to sign up for classes with the great Clayton Bailey, I was plucked away to hit the road with a band. Just 10 years ago I was enticed to revisit my old passion of sculpting by an offer to rent a beautiful studio space at The Falcon Art Community in Portland OR. A few thousand studio hours later, I’m a far less stressed man! I’ve also got a mighty stack of sculpture building up."