A couple of weeks ago I had Lorenzo Buffa and Scott Hughes from the Analog Watch Co. come in and do a studio visit with me as I worked on a pair of mugs for a series they are doing highlighting local crafters, makers, and manufacturers. They filmed me working, took pictures of my studio and tools, and posted a nice write-up on the blog connected with their site, Analog Watch Co. I hope you all enjoy seeing some of the creative process at work.
Hands On: Vol. 3 with Sio Metalworks from Analog Watch Co. on Vimeo.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I've been doing a lot of copper mugs recently, here's some images from the most recent two sets I made. One was a set of 4 that I raised and finished together, which then was split into pairs and sent to their new homes, and then another pair on top of that. Pretty similar to my last set of mugs, only difference being that I forged with some new handle designs out of some heavy copper rod.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Some time ago I was asked if I might be able to make a set of Moscow Mule copper mugs. A quick google search for what that actually meant told me that yeah I would probably be able to handle that. The actual order for the set fell through, but I figured I might as well make a prototype anyway.
I have been trying to do more lighting recently. This piece grew out of a desire to use big copper bowl as a lampshade, and a need for a light over my dinner table in my apartment. I'm really happy with the final product, it was a long build but I learned a lot about wiring, welding, and just how much time it takes to raise a big copper bowl like that.
Process pics after the jump
Saturday, July 6, 2013
A while back my friend Nate asked if I would be interested in making a sort of copper kettle for him. He is into the whole slow pour drip coffee scene so he was looking for something to boil water in that would be able to pour a nice gentle trickle of water onto the grounds. I thought about it for a while, said hey why not, and just kinda dived in head first. Here's the finished piece, process pics after the jump.