Welcome to the WORK
Each piece that you find here is truly one-of-a kind. Processes include forging, fabricating, fusing/welding, forming, raising and a small amount of casting (mostly to produce exact replicas of organic elements, such as the cactus or sea fan skeletons in the Saguaro series). I use a variety of metals, choosing each for its unique color or intrinsic properties. Sterling silver, bronze, copper, shibuichi (an alloy of copper and silver) and steel all heat, hammer and form in their own way. It's like learning to speak a bunch of regional dialects. The spectrum across alloys and karats of gold, for instance, can range from the gray of palladium white gold, the coppery pink of rose gold and the intense yellow and sometimes more lemony tone of 22 and 18 karat. Gold is a wonderful material.
I am always curious about materials other than metal and look for those that ring the bells of vitality, workability, durability and physical or conceptual weight. Wood, glass, plastics, copal (a type of amber), salvaged bits and found objects all have their virtues. Ping-pong balls hold a lot of promise.
The scroll-down menu at left will allow you to wander through the categories. Same with the Commissions page.
Work that is sold is indicated by the infamous red dot and although not available can be used as a departure point for custom or commission work. The magnifying glass icon is one of my favorite things, allowing anyone an up-close and more intimate experience of what I make. I hope that you enjoy and that you stick around for a while.