Taxidermy (from the Greek for arrangement of skin) is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates) for display (e.g., as hunting trophies or museum display) or for other sources of study (like species identification) or simply the preservation of a beloved pet. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. This past year I… Continue reading Taxidermy Art & Science.
First of all it is the end of November! Apologies for being late with this link on the nano-blog, but here it is! Please take a moment to don your headphones and give this latest instalment a listen, and a heart! Even a comment on the Soundcloud site- you can add comments within the track… Continue reading cyber links & sales
Finally fired up the prototype Oven (Icelandic: Ofn) and everything was going smoothly… around 800f the kiln shelf cracked. Thankfully I had set it on a tripod configuration so everything remained stable. The pyrometer seemed to have difficulties at certain temps or staying on. Not sure what was up there- need to check the booklet that… Continue reading Raku ofn finally fired up!
I wish that I could stay on top of blogging but other things get in the way. Workshops, classes, Facebook!!, experimentation, filling orders etc., etc. Something I’ve been wanting to super desperately share is happening soon!! So, I think it is safe to now mention it..? Back in January I received a message from Pascal… Continue reading Art, fear & video tapes.
The plan is to construct a school that teaches workshops and courses in metalsmithing, flameworking, kiln casting, welding, and (on a small scale) glass blowing. On site lodging will be included (or optional), along with lovingly prepared organic, vegan, celiac, vegetarian friendly meals. Green roofs! Locally grown produce! Here’s the deal: In the next two… Continue reading December Talk About: Where do you aspire to be in 5 years?
Handmade Division Talk ABout! This month’s question is: Talk about one/some teachers/mentors/masters you’d like to study with? Who, do I really want to study with? Hmmmm. Kind of a tricky question for me as I’ve studied with most of them already! Metal-gods: Harold O’Connor (Master Goldsmith), and Phil Poirier. Glass Warriors: Janis Miltenberger (Glass Goddess),… Continue reading November Talk-About
This August 15th the Handmade Division is Talking about something you’d like to create, that you maybe don’t have the skills or technology to do currently? ” There was a Star Trek episode where artists could take ideas, imagery, concepts from their minds, visualize them and sculpt sculpt them using this magic stick like tool… Continue reading Talk about …. August 15 2010