Moxy Metals


Commission Work: Flower Bikini Snapshots
February 26, 2013, 3:06 pm
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On my way to drop this commission piece with the client I took a few snapshots of this wild bronze bikini.  Each flower is about 4.5″ x 4″ x 3″.  I left a rainbow oxide/heat patina on the piece, and each adjustable chain is hand built, forged and soldered.  Now you know what I’ve been doing the past few months – plus, my never ending quest for the next steps in my design studio and with my non-profit, Uproar Art.

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Pesade for Philippe Karl
July 2, 2012, 5:43 pm
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As you may or may not know, I am an avid equestrian.  I particularly admire the work of Classical Dressage trainer Philippe Karl – here’s his website if you want to take a look.  One of Karl’s aims is to get the most effective work out of the horse, with the lightest of aids, so he founded his Ecole de Legerete or School of Lightness.  The School of Lightness trains riders and horses with classical aids and movements, including this one, the Pesade.  The Pesade is perhaps the highest form of collection and strength a horse can achieve.  I built this 1″ cast silver horse to send to M. Karl to show my appreciation of his work, and the encourage him to allow me to join his first clinic series in the US in Pennsylvania.  My fingers are crossed, but either way, this little horse is going to France to a new home!  I hope he is appreciated.  Here’s a gallery of other views of the tiny horse.



Beemer rings are finally finished!
November 10, 2011, 7:18 am
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I finally finished the sterling rings I started a few months back to commemorate the life of my childhood horse, Beemer.  Here are the two finalized rings that weren’t finished at the last photo session.  I’ve added resin, tiny topaz cabs and horse hair, but of course.  I made the cab in the round ring much more prominent, and the horse hair in the triangle more noticeable.  I think it suits each ring.  I look forward to delivering these to their rightful owners, just in time for the holidays!

Check out more views below:



Beemer Memorial Rings
October 5, 2011, 5:14 am
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Sadly, I lost my childhood horse this August.  He was 32, and suffered a debilitating neurological incident which I believe to have been a stroke.  Before we had to put him to sleep I kept some of his mane as a keepsake and good luck charm – this horse has been everything to me, after all.  After burying him with his herd mate in our Pennsylvania pasture, I decided I needed something more commemorative than a simple hole in the earth.  I decided to build 3 memorial rings, within which to suspend his mane, inspired in part by a friend’s work in college.  I will keep one of the rings, and the other two will go to Beemer’s caretakers (my family) in PA.  They’re sterling silver, resin and horse hair, though they are in different stages of completion in these photos.  Expect more later when all rings are sized and complete.



Knot Test Ring
October 5, 2011, 5:02 am
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So we inherited a new vacuum at my home studio (www.3rdward.com) and I had to test it out.  I made this simple knotted half round wire ring out of pink wax.  It cast so well that I wish I had spent more time fixing up the surface and getting rid of some imperfections.  In silicon bronze this rustic larger ring works great on my forefinger or thumb, it makes me feel like a real badass, not dainty at all!  Check it: