Friday, March 1, 2024

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Digital Foundry Class

September, I took a two week class at Anderson Ranch entitled "Digital Foundry".  In this class, we designed pieces on the computer, printed them with a 3D printer, and then cast them in metal.  We were using Rhino to do the computer design.   We printed the pieces on a Prusa 3D printer, then attached wax sprues and vents to prepare for casting.   After that, we coated the pieces with ceramic, using a slurry and ceramic sand.   Then we burned out the PLA plastic, like one would burn out wax in the lost wax process. Finally, we poured liquid bronze or aluminum into the ceramic forms.   The lost wax process is thousands of years old, and is still used today. 

This class was a stretch class for me, as I had not done any casting before, nor had I done much computer design.  I learned a lot.   I will be taking time to decide how I am going to use this going forward.  

The results are below.  


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Christmas Ornament

 Each year I make Christmas ornaments as gifts.  This one is etched and then buffed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

My Mobius installed as part of public art program

We went to Carbondale Colorado to install one of my Mobius sculptures in their public art program, Art aRound Town. I was amused and pleased that the employees looked for the seam in the Mobius, and could not find it.


Sunday, March 20, 2022


 I have had at the back of my mind the idea to make a pyramid.  I just finished the piece.   This pyramid has a square base, about 8 inches on a side, and uses the proportions of the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.  


Saturday, March 19, 2022

My Mobius accepted into public art program in Carbondale Colorado

 I was happy to be accepted to the public art program in Carbondale Colorado.  My large Mobius sculpture will be on display for a year, starting June 2nd.  Their public art program, Art Around Town, pays an honorarium to the artist; if they sell it they get a commission.  

 Always good to get good news.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Remake of Log Cabin Quilt Block

 A few years ago, I made a log cabin quilt block, but I was unhappy with it.  I decided to remake it and add a frame.