Thursday, January 06, 2011

Duck Tape is your friend

When I work on antique silver, I protect it with duck tape. I use leather on my bench pen to protect the surface of the antique. I have found over the years that no matter how steady or how sure I am of my hands, they will slip. So I keep my mistakes to a minimum. Did I say mistakes?

Sunday, January 02, 2011


I restored a sculpture for a family, who named it "guardian."   While it was in my studio, I understood why it was named guardian and why it was part of their family. 
I decided to make a sculpture with the same feel.
My guardian stands about 40 inches high and is about 8 inches wide made of Slate,Plexiglas, Brass, rutilated quartz.

Armor at Home

Armor finally at home.
Took months to arrange for the new floors, and the corner for the Steel Man. His final finish was Renaissance Wax.