We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Dec 31, 2011

Happy New Year Maya from Aunt Cathy and Uncle Bruce!

The beginning of a new year

Jan and Allison at the Szozda

 Well, I feel my work on the canvas has taken a new and exciting turn with encaustics and my Metals
are becoming stronger with my Etsy Shop helping with exposure.  Looking forward to 2012 and new
work. The Port St. Lucie Rock and Gem Studio will be a great learning experience for me this year.

There are many experienced Lapidary guys there and although I'm not really interested in learning the
art of cutting and polishing stones, I sure am excited to watch and learn from them. There's also lamp
work glass artists there. I'd love to learn how to make lamp work beads.

I'll be sketching and posting so "stay tuned". I'm going to try to blog more consistently this year.

I don't know how exciting my writing will be but I'll have some fun pictures anyway!!!

Happy New Years to all of you out there!

Dec 28, 2011

Dec 20, 2011

Etsy Metal selections for jury review

Sterling Pill Keeper with red jasper cab. Completely hand wrought including chain

Etsy Metal selections for jury review

Flawed Carnelian and black onyx cabs set in Deco Style neck torque
Jasper and African Porcupine Quills set in Sterling
Fused sterling silver and fresh water pearl necklace

Dec 15, 2011

The many faces of an upstate New York December

Can you believe these were all taken within a week of each other? That's the Adirondacks alright!