Finally Finished

Well, it certainly took a while, but I finished my most recent sculpture yesterday. To be fair, I did go away on vacation and there has been a lot of work drama these past few weeks. I still need a name, but meanwhile feast your eyes on this finished folly.

Close up of base connectors ©2016 WTEK
Close up of base connectors ©2016 WTEK

 

Base with top waiting to be added ©2016 WTEK
Base with top waiting to be added ©2016 WTEK

 

Finished! ©2016 WTEK
Finished! ©2016 WTEK

 

Slightly different angle ©2016 WTEK
Slightly different angle ©2016 WTEK

 

Looking down on it ©2016 WTEK
Looking down on it ©2016 WTEK

And a look to the future:

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Necklace prototype ©2016 WTEK

Blooming in the Studio

This started the same way as Vortex & The Rose Bowl Trophy ©2016 WTEK
This started the same way as Vortex & The Rose Bowl Trophy ©2016 WTEK

I’ve been working on a tall sculpture in the studio recently, that has taken a turn from where it started. As I was working on the bowl portion, I thought, “what if I keep the ‘petals’ open?” I got this cool, twisted shape on a tall stand. I was working on some templates to add a third layer to the ‘bloom,’ making it even taller (and to help balance it out visually.) Hopefully I get some more time in this weekend to get it close to finished.

The base being tried out ©2016 WTEK
The base being tried out ©2016 WTEK
Now checking it out with the 'bloom' on ©2016 WTEK
Now checking it out with the ‘bloom’ on ©2016 WTEK
I turned the bottom out, giving it 'feet' and more stability ©2016 WTEK
I turned the bottom out, giving it ‘feet’ and more stability ©2016 WTEK

The Latest Foldforming Workshop Student Pics

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Samples by Dave Bear
Samples by Dave Bear

Last weekend I taught yet another fabulous group of students foldforming. Each time I teach just four basic folds and each time my students translate them into amazing and unique designs. This time we had a blacksmith, a high school art teacher, an architect (it was actually his second time taking this class!), a jeweler who primarily casts her work, a beginning jewelry dabbler (for now, soon to be an addict), and a young woman who’ done some welding, but is just starting down her metalwork path.

Peruse the results:

Cuffs by Rod Spotts
Cuffs by Rod Spotts
Samples by Rod Spotts
Samples by Rod Spotts
Close up of the delicate lines by Barbara Bovell
Close up of the delicate lines by Barbara Bovell
Samples by second timer Ken Hammel
Samples by second timer Ken Hammel
Samples and cuffs by Melissa Colucci
Samples and cuffs by Melissa Colucci
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Samples and cuff by Dave Baer
Cuffs by Alya Kaiser
Cuffs by Alya Kaiser
Doesn't this sample by Alya just say it all?
Doesn’t this sample by Alya just say it all?