Manipulating molten glass, I create glass elements which I use to design unique jewelry. Techniques used include glass blowing, flame-working, cold work, Mokume gane and acid etching.
I create bold, dramatic designs featuring yellow, white & red gold, diamonds & gemstones. I use lost-wax techniques enhanced with hand fabrication to create a fusion of the natural and architectural.
Jewelry of mixed metals including copper, pewter, silver and hand-painted and heat-treated aluminum. Some with kiln-fired glass, set gemstones, river stones or vitreous enamels
I hand build each setting for my silver jewelry. I use a construction process with sterling sheet, wire, and tubing. Gemstones of the highest quality are incorporated.
I fabricate one of a kind contemporary mixed metal jewelry inspired by rich textures & geometric elements. To create the custom metal texture, I fuse sterling silver with the heat; no solder is used
We use the ancient technique of cloisonné enamel, firing 10 or so layers of powdered glass onto silver, to create colorful components. We set these in sterling silver and embellish with gold and gems.
Each piece of jewelry that I create is a miniature sculpture designed and made to be worn. All work from the initial design to the final polish is done by myself without any outsourcing or CAD.
925 Silver is hammered, annealed & stamped into fabricated Silver it is now sawed & prepped for setting high quality gemstones I also use collector or vintage pieces to make my sets collector items
Sterling silver, bronze, brass and/or copper metals are woven or knitted together and embellished by focal pieces featuring fused and/or granulated silver and bezeled cabochons.
Ramon and Rosa Velasquez
Stainless Steel with tile furniture and colorful metal wall hangings with melted copper and brass and automotive paint sealed with polyurethane
Combination of black & white photography & oil painting. My film photos are printed in my darkroom & handpainted using vibrant oils of my color choices revealing the fine details of the photograph.
6 steps transform upcycled surfaces. Next they're painted w/ a custom 25 color palette using shapely brushstrokes. Then layered w/ transparent glazes. High quality UV protectant seals for outdoor use.
Multiple layers of stitching, heat set textile paint, charcoal,watercolor and oil pastels on raw cloth that has been cut, sized and frayed then mounted on custom made frames.
A combination of wood burning(pyrography) & oil painting on handmade birch canvas.Designs are burned into the wood.I gouge the wood creating depth & texture. Each piece is then enhanced with oil paint
Asian assemblage, composition fiber embellished w/recycled Asian antiques presented as a painting.
I use Acrylic to hand paint turkey feathers in Wildlife, Western and Native American designs. I then accent my pieces with smaller feathers. My matting is all hand carved and I custom frame each piece
Modern take on bas relief. Digitally designed, CNC carved, 3D wood wall art. Hand painted with acrylics and hand finished through unique fire torching and hand distressing.
Wildlife of North America is carved in very decayed wood and then cast in both white bronze and pewter or a clay made from mesquite wood. Metal oxides are applied for colored accents.
My work is mixed media on wood panel with a blend of unique proprietary plasters as a foundation. Then I use latex paints, glazes and various clear coats. I create hand-cut stencils for the imagery.
Hand formed copper wall sculpture using wood, stone and other organic materials. as a third generation metal smith, i use my Grandfathers' hand tools to create dimensional and focal sculptures.
With Oil pastel on textured board I create Art That Makes You Laugh©- the medium is not the message- it is the humor that distinguishes my art from all others. I belong in Other.