Monday, July 27, 2009

All balled up

The following are four ways of many possible to make a metal ball form or bead. They represent possibilities. They can be made small and strung like any other bead or made larger and used as scarf ties, or nekerchief slides. Other uses could be, a ball on the grip of a goblet or candle stick, the top of a railing, a ball in the middle of a walking stick. They would all be considered forged forms. Patina and plated options are also endless. Enjoy Brad

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Evidences: Maria"

This Piece is the fifth piece in a series called "Evidences". It's only by some quirk of blogging that you get to see the conclusion to the series "Maria" first, if you are a new victim, er viewer. This has been an exploration of evidences. "Maria" presents the scene of the crime, the victims, the criminals and of course the hero, Maria Reiche, It's hoped that you enjoy the earthy quality to this piece, it is after all a self portrait of the earth. Before you join me across the horizon you should check out a couple of places, They will give you lots of background. Will explane our heroen. Will help to give you the real world side of "Evidences"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Evidences: "Influence"

"Influence" There are evidences of the maker of these artifacts, me, being influenced in his design by other makers of relics. LMD (localized metal deformation) is used to texture areas. The form becomes more organic less geometric. The piece is a reminder of shield forms.

Monday, July 13, 2009


"Glyphs" is the third in the series Evidences. There's evidence on the walls of of this vessel.

Trio in a dozen parts

In "Trio" straight lines are formed by the convergence of long tapered cone shapes.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The series "Evidences" Double

The first vessel in the series "Evidences" this one titled "Double"