... constantly working out the details...

... constantly working out the details...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Helsinki show pics.

OK, so pics from the KUVA show.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kind of a bummer.

Not Art related, but something I am interested in.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

First pour.

Here are some images from our first pour here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the gap widens

So that gap is going to stretch into January. (Drag) I am having a show At kaiku gallery in February so we are doing a low temp melt in december for bronze and aluminum. The school wishes to maintain resin bonded sand which is cool, I have tracked down sand, (expensive) chemicals (also expensive) and Made flasking materials and other tools from scrap wood and metal lying around. I am going to buy a bag ofbentonite in december for green sand to meet the environmental criteria. During the down time, I have been up to some other nonsense, taking a play from the Stuart Kent Playbook and Carving some wood (a first for me) and helping some students disassemble a car for their steel project. It is worth mentioning that the work is entirely theirs. I was just the metals lecturer. It was lots of fun helping them though.

The fantasy comes to life.

So remember when I promised that I would keep folks up to date on my goings on? Hmm yeah, I meant like every two months. But here is a torrent of posts to keep things up to date. The school, is KuvA, www.kuva.fi, here is a picture of that.

Once we arrived, everyone has been awesome, and they showed me to the foundry (or what was to become the foundry) sadly it had been a carving studio and junk pile before that. here is what it looked like.

From there, I started the massive overhaul of the facilites and it turns out that there was a foundry under all that rubble, at least parts of one. With a bit of building and determination, we were able to get things up to snuff and ready to start.

adly, then the school came across a major budget shortfall. Things are all put on hold until that can be Ironed out.