Heart on a Stem

February 15, 2009

I had been thinking about doing this for Valentine’s Day for quite a while, and didn’t have time, but then I ended up doing it ON valentine’s Day, and gave it to my wife in the evening. It actually only took about two hours to make, but I had been planning in my head how […]

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Making leaves of brass grass

January 28, 2009

I’m not doing anything new or exciting right now, so I decided to dig up something interesting (I hope) that I came up with a couple years ago. I had an idea for a sculpture of a bird perched on a clump of grass. Making blades of grass by hammering strips of brass was not […]

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The Making of a Hammer-formed Brass Dog Sculpture Urn

January 13, 2009

I have had many people tell me that they would like to see how I make my brass sculptural pet urns. I finally got around to photographing myself at work on a dog urn, and have put together a pictorial chronology of the process. I have divided the process into “stages” with the piece being […]

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some Pics of Process of Forming Heron Sculpture

January 3, 2009

To satisfy your curiosity, I’m posting these pictures of the early stages of the forming of the heron sculpture. I didn’t take any more pictures of the process because it gets too time-consuming and distroys my momentum, but these show quite a bit about how it’s done. Pic1 shows a wood die I made for […]

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Another Water Bird sculpture in Hammer-formed Brass

January 2, 2009

A heron of sorts, just finished two days ago. I took some artistic liberties with the form, for instance, no legs. I was more interested in catching the spirit of the bird than in realism. The bird is made of one piece of 16 gage brass made into a highly modified tube form, with the […]

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Swimming Bird Sculpture in Hammer-formed Brass

December 26, 2008

I got the inspiration for this from a random piece of bent wire on my workbench. When I saw it I knew I had a new project. I finished it just in time to give to my mom for Christmas. She’s 87 and gives me the very best reviews. 😉

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Greyhound Urn

December 10, 2008

I just found out there are a lot of greyhound lovers out there. I made this hammer-formed brass urn for a greyhound a couple months ago. I discovered that greyhounds have a most unusual head shape, and their ears are different than most other dogs, so it was a little more of a challenge than […]

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Lily Cross in Hammer Formed Brass

December 3, 2008

This is the third one of these I’ve made, and I Think it turned out better than the previous one, which I have pictured on my website. All of them so far have been made as gifts for very special people. I tried to make the design such that it can be aesthetically pleasing whether […]

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Small Dog on a Pillow

November 28, 2008

Here’s another dog, different from the other one I posted (a huge great Dane). This one is a little dachshund. The base is about 7-1/2 in. square, and total height is about 4-1/2 in. I just shipped it on Wednesday.

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Making a Brass Pillow

November 24, 2008

I first developed my method for making brass pillows about a year ago. The idea was to use them as a base option for the cat and dog urns I make for custompeturns.com. My first attempts were with compressed air, which turned out to not have quite enough force to push the metal out beyond […]

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