Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Event Update

My my, it has been a long time since I write a post... 
I apologies for the lack of new content, life has been pretty busy and I just haven't sat down to write in a long time. 

Here are some of the exciting developments so far for 2014. 

I started teaching this year! I recently finished my first work shop on acid etching and champleve enamel on the 8th of March. I really enjoyed the experience and had a great group of hard working and productive students. 

Here are a few practice/test pieces I made during the workshop. 

Some of the workshops I am planing to teach in the future include mokume-gane, cold connections, enameling, alternative casting, filigree and patination just to name a few... 

Aside from teaching I also found out that I will be the co-judge for this years World Championship Belt Buckle Competition. So for all of the fellow buckle makers out there, start making and send the pictures in to the competition. This years prize buckle and belt should be quite the treasure. This years prize buckle will be donated by last years second place winner John Winston and I will be collaborating with a hand tooled leather belt! 
For more details/information please visit the competitions web site :

If everything goes as planned I will also be teaching a mokume-gane workshop in conjunction with my participation in the competition. 

As I will be traveling around the USA to jury and teach I am also planning to visit some friends and colleagues in Colorado and San Francisco. Hopefully some interesting things develop during that time... 

A little closer to home and in time, I am also planning to participate with some colleagues here in Costa Rica in the upcoming month. I will be sure to list more details about those events as things develop.

On top of all these exciting developments and opportunities I am also working on a few new collections of work. Some new hand made rings, a few hopeful production lines and a collection of lockets and poison rings which I have been wanting to do for years! 

Here are a few pictures of some of the new rings and other projects I am working on... 

I think that should cover most of the developments so far... 
I will do my best to write a few more posts and try to keep things up to date. 
Hope you enjoyed the pictures and news. 
I will be back with more to share as soon as possible. 
Until next time. 
Peace and Love