All Blog Posts Tagged 'copper' (18)

Quick and Dirty!

I will be leading a Radical Enameling workshop sponsored by the Center for Enamel Arts July 5-7 at the Crucible in Oakland, California. Join me as we make torch-fired kilns from trash cans and whip up some vessels with copper foil and wire. These processes promise…

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Added by Ana M. Lopez on April 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fashion:Victim

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ - 86

I have finally finished my Alexander McQueen tribute piece, "Fashion:Victim" which comprises of the two spherical 'handbags' made from steel spheres which I found in a burnt-out factory in Kent some years ago. The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

A Peep Of Spring



Pinhole Spring



At last the terrible weather and 'flu have abated and we've had a few decent days which, along with light for my bike ride to and from work, always raises my spirits!



I've finally completed the Verdura-inspired cuffs…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 2, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

End of Year

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ - 91a

 Today was the last full day in the workshop before I shut for just over two weeks. I'll be in for the morning tomorrow, the workshop festive breakfast, the "Secret Santa" and then heading off to…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 19, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Convergence

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Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on October 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Skin Regiment vessels



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Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on August 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Olympic Cauldron

Well, I was prepared to hate the opening ceremony for the Olympic games which was on last night (sorry that my friends in the US had a somewhat edited version of it) but I loved the crazy Britishness of it all. There were just so many fantastic moments! My two favourites were the pogo-ing creatures during the "Pretty Vacant" section and the bit which is of most interest to metalsmiths, the lighting of the unbelievably beautiful "Cauldron" for the flame.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 28, 2012 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

A Firing Guide for COPPRclay (4PAM_13)





Okay, I've officially given up on catching up to my 4PAM posts, so I'm going to venture forward, and hope I can make up for the missing posts as I go along. So,…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on May 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Using Silhouette Cameo® to cut Metal Clay Bezel Wire





I'm running behind... again.... I'm starting to think that this state of perpetually playing catch up is my normal schedule, which means I'm not behind but rather right on time, ha!…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on March 25, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Making "The Gallery Box"

For the last 4 Processes a Month installment of January I catalogued the construction of this kinetic, hinged metal clay box with interchangeable tiles. It's coming in at the last minute because of some computer issues I encountered last week, fortunately all is well. Enjoy and thanks for watching.

 

http://crafthaus.ning.com/video/the-making-of-gallery-box…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Supercollider Completed

Finally finished the Supercolliderpiece today. Not really in my usual style, but I'm fairly pleased with the way this worked out. Off to the photographer now!

 

Supercollider - 56

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Supercollider - 52

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 12, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Setting Stones All Day

Nice day today; the students were either busy working on their Christmas sale or they were held up by the snow, so I spent a very relaxing day chatting to them and setting stones:

 

Supercollider - WIP - 37

 

One of the students said that this looked "like something to control a spaceship"!

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2011 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

Black Hole Sun!

Disaster...

 

Supercollider - WIP - 30 (Black Hole Sun!)

 

Trying to cast the last - and largest - in the series of spheres made from old sewing-machine needles, I had to use a gigantic flask which I had never used before and which cooled down too much before the full vacuum could be drawn under it, so the metal chilled and the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 5, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Dr. Seuss, I Owe You One!

The Supercollider piece is progressing apace. I managed to cast the central torus element today:

 

Supercollider - WIP - 22

 

I got really fed-up cleaning it! Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this, though it still presents the problem of how I am going to get all the investment plaster out of the inside of the hollow…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 29, 2011 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Working Backwards (But Sustainably)

On Friday, I was sent to the most annoying meeting I've ever been forced to go to. It was given by a moron, an idiot who thought that it was enough to pompously declaim his unvalidated, ill-researched opinions on things relating to "sustainability", yet was hypocritical enough to brag about his "frequent visits to Greece" and his "two weeks in the Maldives", presumably all involving flights. Well, it is nice he can afford these things by selling his services as an advisor on…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 27, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Too Much To Think About

Working on my new project, the customised tattoo machine and associated jewellery pieces, "Beneath the Skin". This project involves a collaboration between me, a tattoo artist in the US, an Argentinian maker of tattoo machines and a metallurgist in Sheffield! It is going to be exhibited as part of the "Galvanize Sheffield" exhibition. 

 

This week, I've been converting the drawings into 3D forms by various manual and digital means. The original drawings from…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

A Look into the Creative Process of a Metalsmith

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Added by Catherine Chandler on July 27, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

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