Tuesday, January 17, 2017


I was graced with an interview with the local newspaper (La Crosse Tribune) and a few days later I was even more happy to find out that I was published on the Washington Times page for the same article about my work. Here's the link for the Washington Times:


Very exciting!

I've also been stepping outside of the normal routine, if you can call it normal or routine, to work on some other methods of vessel making. I'm always trying to learn, improve and try different things.
"To stay cup" fabricated from copper with chasing and repoussé for the lid. Actual size and functionality minus food/drink safe. Made from reclaimed architectural copper, copper pipe for straw and motor winding wire for rim.

New vessel in the works. My less common two piece construction, raised and fabricated from reclaimed architectural copper with details from chasing and repoussé.

Not my typical metal choice but aluminum bracelets made from repurposed platters with floral designs.

"Elephant" in progress. Working from repurposed brass pitcher pewter pour spout. I am preparing to recast the pewter spout in brass so I can actually solder it, but I may fabricate one from scratch instead.

Friday, January 13, 2017

ACAC New York Gofundme

Hi everyone, thanks for checking out my site. I'm excited to announce that I've accepted an invitation too the 41st annual ACAC Show at the Lincoln center for performing arts in New York City! I have declined this show 2 times in the past because I could not afford to make it but this time I figured I would do what I could to make it there if I did get invited. I started a GoFundMe campaign online and have been taking donations to help me achieve this dream. I believe this will be a big turning point in my career and I need all the help that I can get to make this happen. Here is the link to that: http://www.gofundme.com/wi2nyc . Please check it out and pass it along.
I was thrilled to be featured in the local newspaper, the lacrosse Tribune. A reporter reached out because she found my campaign online and it caught her interest. The article turned out great but it didn't mention the campaign or how I needed assistance. My hopes were to get a boost from getting the word out locally through this very nicely written article.

Link to newspaper: http://m.lacrossetribune.com/news/local/metalsmith-adam-oldre-turns-scrap-into-art/article_d650e5c2-4018-5346-81ff-7a6aff9bca4f.html?utm_medium=social

Thank you all again for checking in on me and my progress. I am in to the show because I have paid the first down payment and sent a check for the booth cost itself but I am still looking for help raising money on the gofundme campaign to help me cover the cost of driving my display tent and art work to New York City with my truck to stay for the weekend show.

Best wishes. Please share.

-Adam O.