All week I’ve been working on several projects as I’m trying to get caught up before I have neck surgery in a week or so. So sitting at my bench and anvil working gives you a certain amount of thinking time. Mostly I’m thinking of … Continue readingmore than skin deep
So before we left Santa Clara Del Cobre we had walked most of the town. We just got to see so much copper work. What was interesting was that in addition to different tools I saw in each, what was the same was a particular … Continue readingstaying alive, corrupt mexico
We all have said ” I am going to do BLANK somehow someway” , right ? Well I had heard of a town in old Mexico that everybody worked copper. Its not that unusual as in many towns in Mexico they specialize in one particular … Continue readingThe QUEST And how to stay alive
This is a Scallop Sconce that I enjoy making along with several other seashells in my collection. These sconces are two parts, one is the scallop itself the other is the light bulb assembly. Just imagine each copper Scallop meticulously hammered by hand. As a … Continue readingScallop season
In 1994 my cousin came up from St. Pete. with a friend from Sogne Norway. I was still in the divorce to my first wife but had custody and Ernst asked me “Heh you should come to Norway” well I said ok and sent off … Continue readingMy Studio in southern norway
The first art show I went to was typical of me then, sometime mid 1973. I had just come back to St. Petersburg Fl. my hometown from Mexico and got a call from someone I had met while at the Los Castillo in Taxco Mexico … Continue readingArt Shows
One of the interesting things about using your hands in your work is your hand tools. When being taught my Copper Sculpture trade, I learned to make my hammers, and I still do. It’s just a matter of necessity to make a hammer with a … Continue readingA great hammer
Weathervanes are something I really like doing. They can be whimsical or stylized reality and have a use other than just looking good. I take a lot of time in creating one of these Copper Sculptures and there is a fair amount of engineering in … Continue readingWhich Direction is it coming from?