Brushed copper beautifully accentuates turquoise in the shadowbox pendant. The back and sides of the pendant are silver. The copper will mature over time, becoming richer and further emphasizing the hand-crafted process of this piece.
5/8 inches diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, hollow form. Signed on the back.
I am featured in an article on Northern Arizona University’s web site. Thanks, NAU!
Since I have a degree in art (BFA with a concentration in Metalsmithing) and am making art and jewelry for my living, Northern Arizona University asked if they could write a profile about me for their Difference that Matters page. They were interested in how I decided to go to NAU and about the Whiteman Scholarship for Fine Art that I received. I was honored and excited, so of course, I said, “yes!”
Last summer, a journalist and student film makers came to the Verde Valley and interviewed me while I worked. Man, it was over 100 degrees on those days—whew—and no air conditioning, but it was fun. We filmed some on Jerome, too (that was before Zen Mountain Gallery began showing my work), since I wanted to show the film makers a view of what used to be Yavapai-Apache land.
Now there is a big picture of me on the top of NAU’s homepage and a link to a pretty nice article calledIron Will and a video about my work and my experience at NAU. It feels kind of weird to be featured like this, but cool, too!
Here’s the video:
All in all, school was a pretty great experience. I am so glad I went—at some point I might even go to grad school. It’s a good time to work hard and get support for your ideas, and be around people who have the same interests. No matter what you’re interested in, college is worth going to—you never know where it will lead.
Hand-hammered copper and silver married metals sit atop and are framed by fine silver in this hollow form pendant. The copper will continue to mature and will change as it ages, adding to the raw, natural quality to this pendant.
This piece is approximately 2″ long by about an inch wide. 1/4 inch deep. Completely hand-fabricated and one-of-a-kind. Hollow form with traditional overlay.
Late last spring, the brightest planet in our solar system, Venus, appeared as a small dot moving across the sun for seven hours. Venus’s transit in front of the sun will not happen again for a little over a hundred years. What a sight!
This hollow form shadowbox pendant is made of turquoise, copper, and fine silver. The copper is heated to create a deep red and gold color, which is set off by the clear blue of turquoise and the cool shine of silver. The traditional shadowbox technique is used in a very modern design.
5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed.