"This piece is approximately 16" x 16". The materials are bamboo, carved twigs, and tooled cedar strips in the background. This idea originated with a visit to a Native American museum on trip to Montana. There was an old teepee…"
This is a bamboo mosaic measuring 16" x 16". Varying thicknesses of bamboo were split in half or cut into strips, or rings. Each piece is crafted to fit together, and all edges are finely beveled by hand.
"Yes, the smokestacks are blown glass with a heavily cold-worked/engraved surface. I have a 35/40 grit grinding wheel that just eats up material but leaves a very rough surface. I then use a sealant to get the surface back to a more acid etched…"
"Yes, let's be friends Adam! Thanks for the glowing comments about my work.
Your glasswork is beautiful - great color and patina. Is that "smokestack" glass? Seeing the photo of the molten glass brings back the…"
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So glad to be sharing a global gallery with such an impressive array of artists. Great inspirations, opportunities, and challenges await!"
Yes, the smokestacks are blown glass with a heavily cold-worked/engraved surface. I have a 35/40 grit grinding wheel that just eats up material but leaves a very rough surface. I then use a sealant to get the surface back to a more acid etched transparency while still keeping a toothy, brick like texture.
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What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!
Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.
"I'm not sure I can actually say I'm a jeweller, since most people mean a metalsmith when they say that. I'm still strictly a beader, it's just that I use metal tubes as my beads and I "string" them into geometric…"