What Are the Prices?

I want each piece that I make to be viewed in the context of a well crafted object of art.   Picasso famously remarked that a work of art is not complete until it is purchased.   I though it would be helpful if I offered prices with some of the pieces that I have been developing, since last May, for the Bayou City Art Festival

 $128

$128

40mm Austrian Crystal ball will throw hundreds of rainbows. 40 mm is about the size of a cue ball.

 $28 with tapered scroll.  

$28 with tapered scroll.  

Clean crystal and window with Windex or Glass Plus for best results.  I snapped this 20mm octagon on account of the next two images.

 Rainbow pattern here is 4 inches across

Rainbow pattern here is 4 inches across

 Please forgive rudimentary techniques employed in painting of bio-engineered Agave Parking Lot Illuminator

Please forgive rudimentary techniques employed in painting of bio-engineered Agave Parking Lot Illuminator

A Single 20mm octagon, smaller than a nickel, larger than a dime, makes all these rainbows.  This is important to understand when looking at mobiles displayed elsewhere.

 $28 Moon Lander

$28 Moon Lander

This is one of a collection of three variations priced in the $24-$28 range.  The 16mm octagon will throw rainbows about 8-10 feet.  We saw the 20mm octagon in action above.  The ball throwns hundreds of rainbows.

 $24 16mm Arora Borealis Crystals

$24 16mm Arora Borealis Crystals

I do not just favor the Aurora Borealis glaze on the crystals because I grew up on Aurora Street in the Sunset Heights addition of Houston.

 $24-$28

$24-$28

On the right day, either piece is utterly dazzling, the bigger the crystal, the bigger the rainbow.  The mobile on the right, $28, has the 20mm octagon featured in the rainbow samples above.  

 $95 with Sterling Chain

$95 with Sterling Chain

I pulled one of these stunning cut amethyst specimens from my collection for the Bayou City Arts Fair. .   

 $95

$95

The interior is flame painted.  The exterior is hand polished, showing two aspects of the bronze.  

 Bronze reflects interior chasing

Bronze reflects interior chasing

As I have mentioned in another blog entry,  if a bowl is all you are interested in--and I understand this--they can be had from Goodwill for as little a $3.  The $95 price tag does not reflect the full cost of this piece. I have always wanted to make vessels.  The only way to do it is to do it.  It takes about 100 to achieve the level to which I aim.  In the meantime, this one is signed and cool and someone may appreciate it.  I gave one to a family member who would appreciate it last year

 $98 with Sterling Chain

$98 with Sterling Chain

Chased Argentium Silver on Copper.  Half the things I made in August look like hurricanes.  Why?

 $48 with chain

$48 with chain

Copper, trying out new chasing tools

 $48

$48

Herkimer diamond is a quartz found almost exclusively in a single vein in Herkimer New York.  This one is wrapped in Argentium Silver.

 $65 - Argentium

$65 - Argentium

I have a lot of spiral-themed work.

 $125

$125

Chase and Repouss√©.  40mm Aurora Borealis Crystal will throw rainbows 50 feet from the window,  makes big rainbows.

 $98

$98

This is ruby glass under a chased copper pendant, on a 14kt gold filled chain.

 

 $65 on chain

$65 on chain

Chase and repousse, Argentium-copper-argentium on sterling chain, a cubist work. 

 $158

$158

Hammer forged leaves, alcohol ink color, 40mm Octagon

 $65 with chain

$65 with chain

A free-hand chased scenarios, a bit like plain air painting, a bit abstract expressionism.

 $65 - Rubelite Tourmaline wrapped in Argentium

$65 - Rubelite Tourmaline wrapped in Argentium

This is a rare and valuable stone, priced with chain.