My recent research has been a collaborative project with graphic designer, Taekyeom Lee, that explores the alteration of a 3-D printer to print different materials including Precious Metal Clay and then altering these prints with traditional fabrication and innovative enameling techniques to make wearable pieces of art. Click on the links below to see videos of the printing and firing processes.
Recently I have had the opportunity to work with Leslie Lepere to create a collaborative piece. This is the first of a series that we plan on making in the near future. I was honored to work on this project with one of my heroes and a source of inspiration for my style of enameling. The brooch uses champlevé enamel as well as an enamel decal.
This piece is a collaboration with Zachery Lechtenberg. It was inspired by the collaboration between Ken Cory and Les Lepere, who were known as the Pencil Brothers. They were well known for graphic champlevé designs and the incorporation of other illustration into their work. The belt buckle that Zach and I made has champlevé with a background of stickers that have been coated in a layer of resin.
This is a collaborative piece that I made with Michael Dale Bernard. I completed the champlevé section in the center and then sent it to MDB where he was going to set it. He ended up completing the entire piece. It most recently traveled with the Cooperation Garnish Exhibition.