There is a tipping point in every collaboration event - when the mood changes from the playful “maybe” and “how about” to the realisation that there isn’t much time left.

“We have to get these pieces done in time for photography and the auction”:

 

Is there enough time for the glue/paint to dry, 

How can we do this that we didn’t really think through in our playfulness, 

How on earth are we going to mount this object ...That furniture maker could make us a base ... Or maybe the metal guys can help us.? 

And for those of us working in the medium of wood, sanding always sanding ....


I’m so tired, but I know I can get this finished...

I am putting finish on the jelly fish lamp legs, Dan is sanding the gourd edge and waxing it, and Miriam and I are attaching the legs and wiring the lamp - we decide to use 5 of the 6 legs I laminated and mount 2 at a different length so the lamp can “walk”. 

Kelly and I approached the metal workers regarding the “monster” and they have made some lovely copper “prosthetic” horns. Kelly has glued in the teeth. I had suggested that we mount the monsters head on a high dynamic stand, but after discussion Kelly and Leah use a piece of branch wood to make a multilegged base. Its a good call - and we go back to the metalworkers for one prosthetic leg. I spend a few hours shaping the monsters neck with a rasp and spokeshave...

And I make a base for a sculpture... its a lovely sculpture made from some more of the interesting metal pieces that came from the amusement park ride manufacturer.

 

 

Views: 119

Replies to This Discussion

Hilarious! I feel like I am right there with you...

RSS

SNAG / CH Scholarship 2015

Created by

Kelly M Nye

Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.

What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?

This blog is a research-based discussion of personal inclusions in the Jewelry/Metals field and the titles and boundaries that define us as artists.

How do you define yourself and your practice?

JOIN the discussions.

Latest Activity

Inna Dzhanibekova liked Melissa Cameron's blog post Enamel on Steel – a weekend workshop
38 minutes ago
Catherine Witherell liked Melissa Cameron's blog post Enamel on Steel – a weekend workshop
5 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Welcome to the 2015 fourth edition of the biennial Making Futures international research conference Making Futures will be held on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September 2015, at the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe House on the River Tamar…"
5 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
5 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"@Londoncraftweek: Incredible engraving works by @vacheron1755 #lcw15 https://t.co/15EJUjW0NT"
5 hours ago
Kelly (Robinson) Miller posted photos
5 hours ago
Rameen Ahmed liked Melissa Cameron's blog post Enamel on Steel – a weekend workshop
6 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Fine Art Metalwork Restorer Fine Art Metalwork Restorer £22,000 Plus Application deadline: May 31st 2015 A well established metalwork restoration company based in Surrey is seeking an experienced Fine Art Metalwork Restorer. The successful…"
19 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Our 7 Studios will be open, and you will have the chance to meet our newest tenants: Richard Walker (Gilder) and Catharine Russell (Ceramicist). Open Studios provides the perfect opportunity to visit Making Space, chat to all the tenants, see their…"
19 hours ago
Jina Seo liked Melissa Cameron's photo
yesterday
Jina Seo and Melissa Cameron are now friends
yesterday
Melissa Cameron posted a blog post

Enamel on Steel – a weekend workshop

Parallel Planes Brooch V, 2012. From the La Geometrie series.Come along to Pratt Fine Arts Center here in Seattle and learn how to use liquid enamel for steel and copper from one of the best in the north-west… ME!“We’re…See More
yesterday

© 2015   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service