Creating holloware for me is play time: exploring and combining techniques to create one of a kind pieces (or small collections) to intentionally expand my skill set and challenge myself creatively.
Using a traditional Japanese kebori chisel and beading tools to do the patterning and texture. Lightly plated and patinated.
silver and copper mokume of two different patterns made into a small box
made entirely of square wire soldered together into sheet and formed into this shape. With a Basket weave pattern.
made entirely of square wire soldered into sheet and fabricated into this vessel. Won an Honorable Mention in the Saul Bell Design Awards (Holloware) in 2004.
a replica of a 19th century Japanese match safe. in silver and copper mokume.