Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This is the intaglio plate I'm currently working on. I call it "Gigantor", because it's the biggest plate I've ever done. It's really not that big, only 12 x 18 inches, but it's one of the biggest things I've made in a long time.

Monday, March 30, 2009

More. . .

More "Moments" here. . .

Process Shot

Here are the finished champleve pieces from a previous post. They didn't turn out the way that I wanted them too, but I kinda of like them anyway. I'm not going to use them in their intended design, but I think I'll use them in an even simpler, but hopefully just as sweet, necklace.

Quote of the Week

"Every science begins as philosophy and ends at art."
— Will Durant

Friday, March 27, 2009


This week I had a minor light bulb moment with these and how they relate to the greater body of my work. I haven't got it completely hammered out yet; I'll let you know when I do.
As always, more here.

Flickr Fav

Untitled by turezure

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
~ John Lennon

Friday, March 20, 2009


My good friend Jess wrote an interesting post on originality and lack thereof. She raises some excellent questions. Go read it here and put in your two cents.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


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Quote of the Week

"I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flickr Fav

I love Flickr's Explore feature and I love to favorite photos I really like. I was browsing through said favorites and decided it might be nice to periodically post one. I'd also like to do this because sometimes I forget about all the great photos stashed in my favs. So here's the first one by shiningegg.

Bonus Quote of the Week

"I've got vision while the rest of the world wears bifocals."
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Process Shot of the Week: Casting

Today I cast for the first time since I did my Sr. Show. With the help of a friend, I cast several of my rocks in white bronze, and one in copper. That's right. We cast copper. The copper rock has a rough surface texture, a lovely color to it and a fantastic bit of weight. I don't really have any big plans for it, we pretty much just wanted to see if we could do it. The one larger bronze rock is a little funky because (we think) that the metal at the core of the rock was still molten when we quenched it, and thus came squirting out . We let the other ones cool a while longer before quenching and got better results.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Quote of the Week

"It is the nature of idea to be communicated: written, spoken, done. The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on cross breeding, grows better for being stepped on."
~Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy (Belated) Dinosaur Day!

Yesterday was the 3rd Annual Dinosaur Day. What is Dinosaur Day, you ask? Well, I'm not entirely sure, but a bunch of us made and wore dinosaur shirts, spikes and tails. We also did dinosaur dances and just generally ran around wishing people a Happy Dinosaur Day.

Despite all the shenanigans, I managed to put my shelves together. My enamels aren't any more organized, but at least they're occupying a better space.

I also managed to work on this piece. Today I'm going to finish the strings and fill the vessel with salt water.

Have a Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I know, I know, you're probably waiting for some process shots of the multitude of things I'm working on, but I'd like to blog about some thoughts I have concerning my work. In seminar yesterday we discussed issues of wearability/non-wearability and what that meant for our own individual work. Here's some thing that I've figured out:

- Jewelry can be wearable, unwearable or wearable but impractical

- My jewelry has always tended to be impractical (I was always aware of my wearability issues, I just now have a better term for it.)

- My current work is wearable, but impractical.

- In order to wear my work, one has to think about what they're wearing with it, where they're wearing it to, and what they will be doing as they wear it. It takes a little bit of thought to wear these pieces, which I like.

- People want to wear my current work.

- I want to be able to make the work I want to make, and have the work look like I want it to look without having to worry about the same wearability issues that have to be considered when designing a production line.

- If the string breaks, it can simply be re-knotted, which ties into not only bad puns, but the concepts of time and change and a recording of time (knot calenders). Also, if the enamel chips, cracks, flakes, that also can relate to issues of time, change and erosion.

-Materials to investigate: kevlar thread, and abrasive cords

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quote of the Week

"...science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle."
~ Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bunny Love

I found these great rabbit photos by Sharon Montrose on etsy last week. She's got tons of other great animals too, like chickens, geese, goats, and an otter.