Randolph Laub was brought up in Los Angeles during what has been called the Golden Age — the years following World War II. That era contributed to Laub’s then-developing sense of design. As a young man, he was drawn to the aesthetic of the Arts & Crafts movement. His immense appreciation of the photography of Edward Weston and Irving Penn had a major affect on his perception of light and perspective.
In 1971, Laub opened a photography gallery — Ohio Silver — and began to make frames for exhibitions in the gallery. During the next forty-five years he made frames (and furniture) for artists, photographers, galleries, museums, collectors, and private clients in the United States and Europe. Laub’s love and understanding of the medium of wood — and his attention to detail — established him as one of the foremost framers of art in the United States.
In 2016, Laub closed his framing and furniture business and continued to work in the medium of Woodturning — the making of handmade wooden bowls and vessels. Bowls come from trees, and trees are a gift from nature. All of Laub’s stunningly elegant handmade bowls are turned from native woods and are perfectly executed and flawlessly finished. Each of his bowls display the natural beauty of the wood — the grain, bark, and figuring of the wood. His thoughtful and considered approach to the turning and the finishing of his handmade bowls is exceptional. Laub is a master at finding the natural beauty in wood for his elegant handmade bowls, which are both decorative and functional. Randolph Laub is an American original.