Lancaster First Friday Artist Demos in July

Took this awesome action shot and then realized I'm wearing the same shirt as my avatar. I really do own other shirts!
Sure, this isn’t foldforming, but it is me with a hammer!

You’ve seen still images here on Hammermarks of me working. Now you can see the actual me working on my metalwork. That is, if you are in Lancaster, PA next Friday July 1st. I will be demonstrating foldforming while Amy Burk will be hand-building clay trays, Brian Cunfer will be woodturning, Kathleen Cunfer will be gelli plate printing, and Lisa Gallagher will be making jewelry. Join us from 6-9pm at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen‘s Center of American Craft at 335 N. Queen St.

SBC VIII – Went into Overtime

The original sketch, complete with helpful instructions.
The original sketch, complete with helpful instructions.

I tried my best but I had to pack it in last night around 7:30pm – unfinished. I was getting tired and I knew that it would make everything 5x harder to do, so I waited to finish the last tier until today. Thus the late post.

(There was a last minute addition when I decided it needed one more little piece to balance it out. This skewed the time somewhat.)

I’ll show the photos of my piece in this post and in a couple days I’ll showcase the pieces of the other participants, giving you some extra time to get your photos somewhere I can grab them. Feel free to post a link to your SBC in the comments of this post.

All the pieces (but one) laid out around the bowl. ©2016 WTEK
All the pieces (but one) laid out around the bowl. ©2016 WTEK
Slowly forming and adding pieces ©2016 WTEK
Slowly forming and adding pieces ©2016 WTEK
Point where I stopped last night ©2016 WTEK
Point where I stopped last night ©2016 WTEK
The completed SBC VIII! ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass
The completed SBC VIII! ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass
And a side shot ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass
And a side shot ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass
Giving you and idea of how big this bowl is. ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass
Giving you and idea of how big this bowl is. ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass

2015 Accomplishments

During this week of looking back at 2015, we have to end on a high note. So here is a list of all the things that went right this year in my metalsmithing life.

2015 Accomplishments

Look at my pretty new booth set-up! I got compliments on this as well as my art!
Look at my pretty new booth set-up! I got compliments on this as well as my art!
  • Designed and made a new booth layout
  • Had work in the JAM Gallery Winter, Spring, Fall, & Holiday shows
  • ACC Baltimore!
  • Fragmented was chosen for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015 at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA
  • Completed my 7th Super Bowl
  • My work is now in the DCCA’s Alternatives Store in Wilmington, DE
  • Trophy of Kaat Lir & Maelstrom were chosen for the 2nd Annual JAM Gallery Juried Exhibition

Me Trophy Bobbie Rose

  • Cascade was chosen for Water at CORE New Art Space gallery in Denver, CO
  • I was commissioned to make the “Rose” Bowl Trophy!
  • Cascade was accepted into the Jurors’ Selection List of the 2015 Foldforming Competition
  • I participated in the Tyler Art Market at Temple University in Philly
  • I had a booth at Fall Into Fine Craft in Carlisle, PA
  • Tara Lynn Johnson wrote an article featuring the Rose Bowl trophy and tournament
  • 2015 ACW Masterpieces adVortex was invited to American Craft Week’s Masterpiece E-xhibit and Sale as the Pennsylvania representative
  • Akimbo was chosen for the We Are SNAG: Contemporary Smiths online exhibition
  • Accepted into Handmade Holidays 6 at Some Things Looming in Reading, PA
  • Completed Scavenger for the YBC Puzzle Piece Challenge
  • I was reelected as the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftmen’s Vice President
  • I figured out how to make belt buckles!
  • I had a surprise pop-up shop at the PA Guild of Craftsmen’s store in Lancaster, PA