I’ve been working on the chasing and repousse technique that I recently learned. Here are a couple of ‘in the works’ photos of a practice copper bracelet that will have ivy leaves on it.
The first photo is the outlines dotted with a punch to guide my work. The second photo is the beginning of the ‘repoussage’, I press out the shapes with various punches and then will flip the piece over for the ‘chasing’ portion where I do final forming and detail work. After that I will form the bracelet into a cuff.
I took a course from Davide Bigazziin California in the springtime to learn this technique. He’s a true master and makes amazing pieces.
Sunday I went to the Jackson Hole Taste of the Tetons and sold my jewelry. It was a fun day, gorgeous weather although I forest fire had recently started nearby.
For a change of pace, I recently made some mosaic mirrors using colored glass and mirror and copper. If you are interested in buying one, e-mail me. It had been many years since I’d worked with mosaic so it was fun to return to it for a few days. However, I do prefer jewelry making, it’s a lot less dusty and messy!
My friend and fellow artist, Delsa Allen, was there next to me selling her gorgeous photography. You can see her work here: www.reflectionsofthewinds.com
I have hung a new exhibit in my shop, tapestries by Sheridan, Wyoming artist, Ann Arndt. She uses beautiful wool and translates her drawings and paintings to weavings. They are all for sale, so if there is an inquiry about these or others (I have 5), please e-mail me. The show will be up through mid October, 2012.
Above: “Blacktooth Improv”, “Folk Dance II: March Across Time” (closeup), “Willow Blanket”, “Prairie Blanket”