Current Projects

It’s Time To Celebrate!
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It’s Time To Celebrate!

2024 marks my 35th year as a professional metalsmith! To celebrate, I’m launching 2 huge projects! One is a retrospective of my artwork with insights and highlights about my most significant pieces from each year of my journey. This will be experienced both online and in print, so wherever you are, you’ll be able to…

Art’s Nap Room: Balancing Work in Progress
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Art’s Nap Room: Balancing Work in Progress

As artists, we often find ourselves caught in an eternal flip-flop between states of motivation and states of overwhelm. Having lots of ideas is a sign of healthy creativity. Keeping multiple projects in-progress prevents boredom. Unfortunately, there can be a tipping point when that creative motivation spins out into burn-out or paralysis, and our work…

The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)
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The 3D Journey of Trays, Boxes, and Bins (Oh My!)

I recently asked a long-time student, how she felt about learning so many things when sometimes she didn’t finish the projects. This is a bone of contention for a lot of people. I hear it all the time. “Oh, I can’t possibly sign up for this or learn how to do that until I’ve finished…

Never in Study Hall – WordPress? – And in Other News
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Never in Study Hall – WordPress? – And in Other News

What I Never Learned in Study Hall In junior high and high school, the only good thing about study hall was 56 minutes of not having some ranting teacher boringly lecture at me. On the other hand, it wasn’t art, history, or any interesting literature either. Usually, it was time for me to cram for…

A Closer Look
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A Closer Look

Last workshop for 2021 This is a great opportunity to prepare for my Eastern Repousse Ring & Bracelet Online Workshop coming in 2022. Watch this 1 min video and discover just how cool getting relief can be. Eastern Chasing and Repoussé with Victoria Lansford (online), hosted by Metalwerx Tues/Fri, October 12 -29, 2021 from 1pm…