Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair this past weekend....oops!!

Well--I tried to make a blog post from my iPhone, but apparently it didn't post, it was saved as a draft--so sorry to post this after the weekend! Here was the post...

If you happen to be in Winter Park area enjoying the Jazz Festival stop in to see me and all my new work. I've been so busy this summer and have been remiss about my blog. I did a major upgrade on my desktop Mac and have been suffering ever since!! I now need to upgrade Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.,  in the mean time I'm using my ancient laptop.  And trying to use the amazing iPhone.

I hope to be blogging more soon and getting back to normal. I have lots to share as I attended last PMC conference in June and have been playing with a new group of friends in the "Bronze Club" in Boulder.

I have two more outdoor shows this summer--the always fun Golden Fine Art Festival August 18 & 19.  And a new show this year that will be really fun--the Affordable Art Festival Sunday August 26.  Stop in and say hello if you are out and about.

Carving Bronze Clay

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I'm experimenting with bronze clay which is so lovely to carve.    The top photo shows scraping with a Dockyard tool.  The other side was done with the Dockyard "v" micro carving tool, 2.0 mm.  I am firing soon and will post another picture after they are fired.

Burnishing Bronze Clay

[caption id="attachment_480" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Burnishing the highlights"][/caption] There have been several questions on the Yahoo Metal Clay Group forum about finishing bronze clay.  My favorite way is to burnish the highlights.  I recently took my dremel tool with a tip on it (don't know the name) and used that for highlighting the high areas.  I like the way it looks.  I haven't sealed these yet.  Am working on a sealant that doesn't turn off the glorious colors coming out of the kiln.  Renaissance Wax totally dulled the colors on a recent bronze batch. Will report back when I find the right product!

Welcome to my World!

What a busy summer!  As a jeweler, I was juried into four art shows, Boulder over the 4th of July, Beaver Creek, Frisco & Golden, all in August.  I met some great people along the way and got my new work in front of a new audience. The most common comment was, "your work is so different". I love hearing that! Since then, I've been working with the new Bronze Clay, and fired my first batch.  The pieces came out lovely.  I used a Green Patina and here is one of the pieces.

First bronze clay piece, patina added after firing

I have a busy fall season approaching, the Colorado Potters Fall Show & Sale is coming up, November 6, 7, and 8.  Check out the website for my profile:

I will host a big sale at my house in December.

Check back for more calendar events!