The delicate tones and timbres of bells are among Lane’s earliest and fondest memories. It was during a stay in a monastery, however, that his natural affinity toward bells took on a deeper spiritual aspect. He realized then how bells could draw an individual into the space and sanctity of each moment, becoming a catalyst to a clearer awareness of one’s self and one’s surroundings.
Lane received his BA degree in Fine Art from Colorado State University. Steeped in the lessons of his earlier aesthetic pursuits, Lane now lives in a hand-hewn homestead in the foothills of the northern Colorado Rockies. There, for over twenty years in his solar powered studio, each bell is individually handmade with original carvings, and then assembled using salvaged copper wire. Lane creates each bell “with the grace found in doing common things exceptionally well.” This simple, yet effective philosophy rings equally true in his creation of unique planters, wall sconces and architectural tiles. His work can be found in art galleries, homes, and businesses throughout the country.
But, while work may drive the creative soul, it’s play that nourishes it. So when Lane is not sequestered away in his studio, he can likely be found flying a kite in the meadow by his home, hiking the backcountry, or enjoying a Swiss fondue with a glass of fine wine.