So, I've been down here in Florida during our winter hibernation period now for um, seven years? Wow, where does the snow fly?! Well anyway, I've finally decided it might be fun to try to create those tropical images I was painting last year into silver! So here are the beginnings of the Sunny Series: I began with earrings. I'm using the layering technique by cutting four equal size and shape pieces of silver, filing edges and cutting an image from two. I then stamp a texture or grind a texture on the uncut pieces. I solder the cut over the uncut, solder a ring at the tops and hang them with my hand made ear hooks. I use liver of sulfur to darken the details.
- Cathy and Bruce
- 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.