Talking Points: Meet Randolph Laub, Master Craftsman

Each week, we’ll introduce you to someone you may, or may not know who lives in Downtown Denver. And, each week, we’ll ask that person five questions…always the same. But, we’re sure to get a lot of different answers! Each week’s interviewee will also be archived on the page titled “Talking Points” at the top of this site. Let us know what you think.

Randolph Laub, photo by Diane Huntress

Downtown Resident Randolph Laub is an artist, master woodworker and master printmaker. About his past he says, “There are a few moments in my life that seem worth mentioning. When I was in the fifth grade we took a field trip to the Los Angeles Times-I was captivated with the complexity and mechanics of it all. When I saw the Greene & Greene Gamble House in Pasadena a bolt of lightning shot through me. I want to make objects that inspire others and are crafted with soul.” Visit his site, here, to see just some of the scope of his work.

Denver by the Slice caught up with Randolph and asked him about living in Downtown Denver:

What is the best thing about living Downtown?

We moved from Los Angeles last year where it’s difficult to feel the sense of community that LoDo offers. Walking is the highlight of living downtown. Anytime, night or day, I can open my door and stroll in any direction. We are fortunate to be so close to Cherry . Our dogs will testify to the benefits of Creek walks.

What don’t we have now that we need Downtown?

LoDo must have a Farmer’s Market. If we are too small for a brick and mortar market, we will all benefit from a weekly market.

What has been the biggest change while you have lived Downtown?

Aside from the obvious (LA to Denver) relocation change, I feel that I am part of an important movement here. People making a difference in the community. Looking further ahead instead of what’s right in front of us at the moment. It’s an evolution that needs to spread all over the country.

What’s your favorite place to go away from Downtown?

Because we are still rather new to Denver we have yet to venture too far from LoDo. Ask me in another year.

Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know.

I am a grandfather. Seven year old Aidan lives in Lakewood. It’s one of the joys of living!

Well said!