John Lauer, sculptor and designer

One of the best things about the Creative Focus workshop is that these are some cool people who show up. There hasn’t been a project yet where I haven’t thought, Wow, that’s weird and wonderful, and needs to be out there.

I’ve made the rounds looking for an accountability group, and some artist groups I’ve found are like retirees doing traditional landscapes—which is not my thing. Or they’re kids who don’t know who they are or what they’re about or what they want to do yet.

In the CFW there’s a level of maturity, and I like that. Everyone’s so smart and complicated, and those are my people.