Meet the Makers – Dan Grunst

Dan Grunst

Tell us about yourself.
Other than 11 years on the art show circuit I have been in the exhibit business all of my adult working career.

What are you presenting at Maker Faire Milwaukee?
My hand-made, sometimes functional, partially recycled original wood carvings.

Dan Grunst

Why is making important to you?
I am that guy who is always doing something. ALWAYS!

What was the first thing you remember making?
Probably something with my grandfather, he was a home builder. My great-grandfather was a furniture maker.

Dan Grunst

What have you made that you are most proud of?
I did a life size crucifix for a local church. Hard to choose, I’ve done thousands.

Dan Grunst

Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
That likely won’t happen, I use a lot of found or repurposed objects in my pieces. Design decisions are often made because of budget.