Tuesday, January 11, 2022
I have been preparing for an exhibition reception for January 20th, 7:00pm at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. As I've been updating some of my information and was looking for info online when I came across this article about the La Crosse Pop-Up Art show I organized with help from some other friends. I very much wish there were more pictures than the handful I took before the show got crazy. I haven't done another but I still have the sandwich board sign.
I believe this sorry aired as the show was starting at the old "Mjolnir studio" on June 16, 2016. It got packed and was quite a success.
The BLC show opens on January 16th and ends in February 16th 2022 with the reception on the 20th at 7pm. I will be doing a chasing and repoussé demonstration as well.
Come see this new piece!
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Here's a sea turtle I made out of copper ground wire, a capped/cone-shaped end of a plumbing pipe along with architectural copper as well as parts trimmed of from raising the urn project.
This was mainly chasing and repoussé rework a bit of piercing (sawing) forging.
Finally, the piece was Tig welded, finished with a cupric nitrate green patina and sealed with a microcrystalline wax.
#seaturtle #coppersmith #metalsmith #OldRepurpose
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
I just wanted to say thank you for reading my little blog and checking out what I've been up to. I'm pretty bad at regularly posting new things. Life just never slows down apparently. I'm thankful for all your interest in what I do, and for talking the time out of your busy life to check in here. I don't have a that interesting life comparatively, but it's mine and I try to live it in the best way I know how. The older I've gotten, the more lessons I've learned. I wouldn't be where I am today without the faith I have in what Christ has done for me. He's my oasis in the heat of life, my beacon in the harbor and everything I never understood I could fully rely on to take care of my every need in life. I have been trying to straighten out my ways more lately to be a better Christian for the sake of his kingdom. I've been trying to also make more time for family and helping others. As little as I do of that, I have found myself doing various things other than focusing on art. I've been building and fixing some things for the studio and for the sake of fixing broken things. My welding skills are much better. I feel more confident and able to get back to making metal art of a different fashion. I will share a few things that I've done in the time between this post and the last. I could talk more but understand time is of the essence and you have other things to do. So without further ado:
Friday, March 13, 2020
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Finally delivered so I can share this. Work time on this piece was right about 100 hours. First time for: hand made threads, dovetail joining technique, hand engraving and using the jewellers saw with the flat blade sideways and cutting backwards. Funerary urn commission inspired by Greek volute krater urns. Raised from flat sheet copper by hand hammering.. One piece outer shell, foot, threaded collar and threaded cap with added trim rings and handles. A very exciting piece to accomplish.