SPRING SHOW APPLICATIONS

Yesterday was the final Show of the year.  It was a Discovery Green, one of my favorite spots in Houston.  Immediately I turn to applying for next Spring's Shows.  Here is a sample of some off my jury images with their descriptions.

 Augustan Fold Form $175

Augustan Fold Form $175

Copper sheet, fold-formed, then chiseled for surface effect, flipped over for outlining of geometric shapes. After sawing the shapes, in this piece, the letter 'A' appeared. Chain features brass tube beads turned on an improvised flex shaft lathe.

 Green Parrot Wing $175

Green Parrot Wing $175

Mobile made from copper sheet, chased into form using collection of steel chisels. Inspired by ferral parrots which reside in Austin, the surfaces are colorized using indelible alcohol inks, then sealed with laquor. Garnished with prismatic crystal

 Russian Rose $65

Russian Rose $65

The Russian Rose, as taught to me by Nile G Fahmy is hammered from a single piece of wire, in this case, copper. Process requires several annealings. The Russian Rose is the traditional test piece for blacksmith certification.

 Russian Rose Earrings with Malechite Beads, $65 

Russian Rose Earrings with Malechite Beads, $65 

Russian Rose earrings fabricated from copper, garnished with malachite which is a copper ore. Each rose is fabricated using specialized hammers which result in random outcomes. Sealed and polished with Renaissance Wax.

This is the first set submitted.  I will very likely add to this collection.  The next set is due in 5 days.  The jury is out. I will report on the results.