Sunday, August 10, 2014

Jewelry Counter and Display Case

A local jewelry shop and studio that I've been working with for a couple of years, The Ritual Ritual in Philadelphia, just moved locations to a bigger and better space, and they needed some custom counters installed.  Having built out their first shop, I was involved with planning the building the retail section of the new store. 




Monday, April 14, 2014

Hands On: Vol. 3 - A Short Studio Visit from the guys at Analog Watch Co.

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.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

More and More Copper Mugs


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

Copper Mug Set


A pair of hand raised copper mugs.  This was a commissioned set for a Christmas present.

Process pics after the jump.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Jewelry Projects

Occasionally I'll make a run of jewelry for presents and to sell.  Here are a couple of different projects that I've done in the past several years. 


Copper Mug


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.


Copper and Steel Floor Lamp


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