Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Welcome Totem: an addition to Tacoma's public art.

For those of you who weren't able to make it to the blessing ceremony, here's a picture of the work. The ceremony was lovely.  The sky was clear, members of many Northwest Tribes were in attendance.  The Puyallup Tribe of Indians honored Sean Peterson's work and shared song, dance, food, and stories of his commitment to family and how the strong women in his life have shaped him, and how his commitment to family and love has shaped him and his work.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to the event, it was a treat to share in it.  Congratulations, Sean, in making beautiful work and sending this message of hope and love to our community. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Jewelry Metalsmithing

I'm taking a fine metalsmithing class with Sara Gascoigne, here are the first fruits of my labor.  As you can imagine, I'm loving it: I get to use a torch, a saw, beat metal into submission with the help of an anvil and hammer!

Hammered copper bangle:

Hammered copper ring:

Phase one of a hollow core ring, this one's going to be extra neat: