Eastern Repousse

The Relief of Zero G with a Dash of Salt
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The Relief of Zero G with a Dash of Salt

I write to you today from the blissful calm of my new Zero Gravity Chair and nestled into my new, neck hugging heating pad here on the back deck. The birds have been chirping mere feet from me and occasionally a Disney rat (chipmunk) pops up over the deck’s edge to stare at me. Here…

The Essential Grumpy Envelope Stage
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The Essential Grumpy Envelope Stage

I’ve long known that all of my most successful pieces go through an ugly stage. What seems like a great idea, progresses nicely, and then suddenly, somewhere along the way, I look at it and wonder… …what the hell I was thinking? With what feels like a boundless amount of time invested in creating my…

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…

Passion Process
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Passion Process

In contemporary critical art-speak circles, it’s quite fashionable to talk about whether an artist’s work is concept driven or process driven. Concept driven work refers to artists who start with an idea concerning meaning and everything else follows: design, medium, process, technique, etc are secondary. Process driven refers to artists whose work is led by…