Meet the Artist/Designer
Westwork Designs was created through the vision of artist and architect Steven W. Hurd.
A native of Central Arkansas, Hurd is a 1985 graduate of the University of Arkansas's School of Architecture. His love of architecture and woodworking started early in his life. He combined his love of playing with building blocks as a child (and adult) and his design skills to design architectural building blocks, word toys and other interesting pieces of wood craft. Hurd's Cathedral Blocks and Castle Blocks have been sold world-wide and are on display in the Learning Museum of the Castle de Saint Fargeau, in France and Saint Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny Ireland. His Cathedral blocks, along with other toy designs, appeared in the annual Toys by Artist show at the Arkansas Arts Center's Decorative Arts Center. His Crossword Cubed Puzzle Toy is now in the Center's permanent collection.
Inspired by his success in artisan toy-making, Hurd continues to develop his unique designs. He has also begun to explore works on paper and photography as an outlet for his natural artistic gifts and creativity.