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September 26, 2017

I am happy to announce that I was one of four recipients for the July Artist Accelerator Grant from the Arts Commission!  A CASH award for just about anything an artist would want/need to pursue their craft, in my case some engraving wheels for my lathe!

I bought this lathe in 2012.  It is an old 'Sommer and Macha' lathe; solid cast iron and battleship grey. This beast came out of a basement in Chicago and was transported to Toledo along with several other pieces of large cold working equipment.  At the time, I wasn't even sure if it ran and the shaft and bearings needed an update.  A few years later I had a new shaft turned and got some new bearings.  The lathe got moved to our home when we bought it and sat under plastic for another year or two.  Finally I happened across a motor with controller at the right price and I was almost in business.

In early 2016, I finally put all the pieces together and gave it a test.  It all worked and the shaft tu...

June 22, 2016

Water or glass?  Check out some new coldworking that I have been doing for good friend, Matt Paskiet.  The surface of this object has been cut and polished to create ripples and dapples of light on the colors below, just like sunlight through clear water.  

Speaking of coldworking... my cold shop is coming together nicely thanks to the good folks at HIS Glassworks and a recent purchase of a set of diamond polishing pads for my flat wheel.  Stay tuned for a brief tour of the cold shop and the conversion of my garage into my studio.

Thanks to everyone who came out these last few months for the third Thursday Art Loops.  The weather and a downtown packed with activities have made sales a bit sparse, so I hope we get some good weather and a buying crowd for the next one on July 21!

What else...UT's Art on the Mall! I was accepted to this famous show and cannot wait!  I've been working on my display and will have some new items for this show.  Be sure to come check it out, there will be t...

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