Studio #61, Open Oct 7, 8, 14, 15
1755 Forest Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Follow signs on left side of garage
My pieces often express a relationship to others or earth. An elegant, organic look prevails.
Metals such as Silver, Gold, Bronze and Copper are often combined. Fusing and Soldering are predominantly employed. Fusing is heating the silver with a torch until it is almost at melting temperature. With fusing, detailed, clean lines and a strong bond are created. Gold is often applied using Keum-Boo, an ancient technique for applying gold with heat and pressure. Additional metalsmithing techniques include sawing, rolling, texturing, dapping and stone setting. When the piece is almost finished, patinas (colors) are incorporated for contrast and beauty. Most of my pieces take 30 to 100 steps to create.
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