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peggy eng’s sculptural carved aluminum jewelry

Jewelry artist Peggy Eng begins the making process with a sketch, but she is quick to say that carving aluminum is often intuitive and the jewelry that emerges from each block of metal is often dictated by the metal itself.

The artist anodizes and dyes the aluminum, using color washes and intense saturation to strike a mood.

Split Corner brooch, carved aluminum, anodized and dyed


Blackbrown pendant
carved aluminum, anodized and dyed, freshwater pearl, 14k neckwire


Textured Pod brooch, carved aluminum, anodized and dyed


Triplets brooch, carved aluminum, anodized and dyed, freshwater pearls


Family brooch, carved aluminum, anodized and dyed, Tahitian pearl

“My forms are usually simple. Combined with texture and color they reflect bits of nature, more meditative than provocative.  My work is a direct contrast to our culture today: it is slow to make, doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, and is usually subtle and quiet.” Peggy Eng

 

 

 

josé chardiet

Considered one of the leaders in the second generation of the Studio Glass movement, Cuban born José Chardiet has been a successful glass artist and teacher for more than two decades.

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Blue Purple Dome Teapot, front and back

Earth, copper wire, glass

Red Labyrinth, front and back

Silver Teapot

Orange Gold Labyrinth

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jeff de boer: of cats, mice and the buddha in you

Canadian artist Jeff de Boer may be best known for making beautifully crafted cat and mouse metal armour sculptures, but The Buddha in You, and de Boer’s thoughtful description of the sculpture (see below) are what really captured my attention and sent me searching for more from this artist.

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The Buddha in You, bronze

Watch the video here then click on the image of the buddha above – you will find yourself on the Artevo website, where you can zoom in very close and move the image around to see all of the detail that de Boer describes in the video.  Truly wonderful.

Elven Princess 2010

Elven Princess, detail

Samurai Cat 2007

Samurai Cat, detail

Work in progress

Read more about the artist on his website, where you will find a full portfolio, great FAQ section and wonderful photo essays of work-in-progress, including a how-to for making his Samurai Cat Armour.

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