February 26, 2018

 Completed tapered rod.

Completed tapered rod.

 Detail of tapered rod.

Detail of tapered rod.

This is a quick video for a practice project in forging. This shows the progress of making a tapered rod using hammers and specific blows to create a long double-ended taper. Overall, this took about an hour to complete, so I sped it up for you all.

February 23, 2018


Another installment of the small sculpture project I'm working on for my MFA. These are all very small because they are the samples and tests I'm making before I take on the larger project.

February 17, 2018

The slideshow above shows the samples I made using the same process, but on a small 2" x 2" sheet of 22g copper.

The short video below journals the a small part of the process I use when making maquettes in copper before turning the pieces into silver. This is the 4" x 4" piece I have chosen from my photographs of 10 different models. I chose this one and started mocking up the piece.

February 16, 2018

A short video on forming, sanding and polishing a piece of copper.