Here is an art lesson I taught at Special Care last month. “Roly Vessels / Bowls” are made by mixing 2 different colors of clay and rolling the clay flat and then dropping into a bowl shaped form. The kids enjoyed playing with the clay and the kids get to keep these awesome pieces of art to remember all the fun. Huge thanks to Chesapeake Operation Blue for the hands on help w/ the kiddos and Cynthia Curry for firing these beauties in her kiln. Michael Collins and Special Care... Read The Rest →

OVAC 12 X 12 : Annecto

Thanks to Mat & Jaci Hoffman for winning the bid on “Annecto” at this years 12 X 12.   Here is a step by step review of my process: For OVAC’s 12 X 12 this year I am making a steel sculpture. By utilizing the maximum cubic space of 12″ X 12″ I am creating an optical illusion. 8/13/12 Mock-up Step 1 Cut steel rods into 12″ segments with metal cut-saw. Step 2 Grind off slag & polish with angle grinder. Step 3 Create notches with angle grinder. Step 4... Read The Rest →


Here is my work for “Make Art : Not Trash” at Fringe gallery. Make sure to stop by this Sat. for an artist talk w/ Ron Ferrell and the Fringe artists. It is a beautiful show and reminds us all to think twice before throwing something away. Make Art : Not Trash is an environmentally conscience event featuring a recycling inspired art show to encourage waste reduction, reuse, upcycling and a cleaner environment. Each artist has created an array of unique artwork from materials that would be normally discarded. Fringe... Read The Rest →