THIS BLOG SHOWS MY CURRENT HAPPENINGS & STUDIO WORK.
Size: 1 x 4”dia. choker: 18” long
Description: fabricated sterling silver, formed & welded copper, torch-fired in enamels.
Size: 7" x 7" x 1.25"
Eva Hesse, SANS II (1968, Detail)
Since my backround is in metalsmithing, after I cut out the form in metal I just couldn't help but hand hammer the bottom to give it a raised arch. Each piece is hammered into a raise on the bottom. It seemed so meditative to do this, but I began to wonder after doing eight or ninty-some pieces what was I thinking?
Title: COVENANT OF FAITH
Detail of Side
Detail of Top
The Original 30 Popsicle Mold Done w/Tinsmith Techniques
I began to really look at old tin molds and forms that interested me after I found this piece. I went back to sketch more items that interested me and came across different candle molds. So many different varieties and shapes. I bought several that I could afford and soon came up with the piece I am working on now. The last piece was very difficult to make since each piece was welded to one base sheet, torch-fired seperately then again as one piece.
I decided to use the tinsmith techniques and tools to make my next piece. There are twelve candle molds with a top and bottom tray. I wanted the seams to be done the same way as most of the antique pieces were made. The seam is hand hammered with a grooving tool to lock it together. No more welding there. There is more to come....I need to get moving...I have lots of work to get ready.
I have a show in Philly in early May at the Philadelphia Convention Center through Paradise City....May 1,2, and 3rd, 2009.
All are welcome. I hope to see you there.