"it's like that book from doctor seuss. i'm just going to fill in answers to most frequently asked questions.
i studied jewelry design and metalsmithing at college. they teach you about enameling a little bit. i liked it and kept doing it.
i have a studio in scranton pa. it's actually a live/work/cat playland. i grew up down the road from scranton. that's how i ended up here.
i went to kutztown university.
i've been making things since i had the motor skills to pick up stuff and they let me play with glue and scissors."
About the Art:
"They’re glassOn copperThe glass is ground finer than sugarand sifted onto a copper platethen it’s placed in a small electric kilnthe drawings are made from copper wirethey sink into the first layer of glassand get filled with a different color
that’s the process simplified for your protectioni wear a mask when i sift the enamel on the copperi use pliers, my fingers and anything in my sight to make the wires do what i wanti use tweezers to place the wires where i want themi use dental tools to fill the drawings with the colored glass paste
the whole thing is insanei look like a mad scientist and spend a good deal of time crawling on the floor looking for the piece of wire i dropped
but the end result is enchantingand i can’t stop
as much as i make the wires do what i want and place them where i wantthey have a way of doing what they wantand changing what i want
the glass does this tooi think i know what’s going to come out of the kilnand then i don’tthe copper and glass get together and do something incredibleand i stand back and applaudwe’ve learned to work together, enamel and i"
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