Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Making of the Melt-O-Matic 1000

DSCN6921_resizeIn college, I majored in Sculpture and minored in Jewelry… I started out with a minor in Logic but that just didn’t make any sense to me. Casting metal was a huge part of my curriculum, I loved melting metal and pouring it, seeing the sparks fly as the molten metal burned out the mold! Recently I saw an article about a group that made a portable furnace and goes to neighborhoods, collects discard aluminum and casts it into works of art using sand molds. How Cool is That!?

An old fire in me was sparked and the Melt-O-Matic was born. Continue reading

Encaustic Paint Project

wine-featuredHere’s a fun project I did this week.  I had recently bought some encaustic (wax based) paint supplies for my “Faces We Wear” series of masks and wanted to get a feel how they flowed.  I have been exploring different techniques and came up with a series of wine themed art plaques based on photographs.  These are mixed media pieces about 7-1/2″ wide.

This post by Art Whitton explains a similar process to how I did these. Continue reading