Sitka, AK + Boise, İD
– I’ve been involved in various art related work for most of my life. But also like to switch things up every once in a while. İ was contemplating getting into jewelry for a short while. When an opportunity came up at the right time, i took up a friend’s offer to fly up from New Orleans, LA to Sitka, Alaska and help/learn the art of casting in silver.
Over a month of long work days, i learned the basics of casting and soldering, helping produce my friends jewelry line, sitka eclipse jewelry.
İ had previous experience in large scale sculpture working on Mardi gras floats in new Orleans and sculpting haunted houses in the Midwest, so we spent a day sharing tricks, tips and tools of the trade learning each other’s craft. Beyond that, it was all about saving up and acquiring all the tools and plenty of extra materials, and affording enough time to experiment with trial and error.