Monday, July 20, 2015

New Orleans!!

I'm thrilled to see the ISGB Gathering 2016 will be held in New Orleans! I've always wanted to go there and am determined to stay an extra week and see some sights. I'm hoping to find a hotel in a cute cultural area close to the conference. Unless of course the conference itself is in a cultural hotel, then I'll stay there.

I've got a good friend hoping to go with me (Marion) and am really looking forward to seeing local sights. 

What's your favourite place to go in or close to New Orleans? Why? Do you have a favourite restaurant? I can't eat spicy food! Any local points of interest you recommend?

I'm planning and plotting early.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The little things

Some times it's the little things that make you smile. Last week at MISSA I got the lovely bow above from a fellow metal smith who is also a potter. The rubber ducky tea ball came from a good glass friend. The tea mug I made myself (well sort of), truth be told I put the fishy cut out in the bottom of it. This was my breakfast this morning, like a warm hug from some good friends.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Using a new etching method and my electroforming rectifier. We learnt electro etching in Julia Lowthers class last week and I was hoping the rectifier would work and it does! I got a nice crisp etch on copper what I am really working towards is etching steel to make texture plates for a rolling mill. It might take me a while to get to that though!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A place to be inspired

At Pearson college this week for MISSA taking Julia Lowthers class, on lockets and boxes. She's a fantastic instructor and teaches at Red Deer as well, all you canadians if you can get a class with her do! Boxes are quite a bit for technical and detail oriented than I expected but it's going pretty well. I'm excited about the lockets and have a few ideas for working them into my keepsake line. I will get some photos today of works in progress.