Long Time No See

Well hello there. It's been a little while. I know, I'm sorry. I got all wrapped up and neglected you for so long. I'll try to do better...

School has been pretty intense for this past term and a half. It's hard to believe that I am 3/4 of the way through the first year of my MFA already. Time flies when you're having fun. I've been teaching too, of course, and since it's been just so long, I thought I would share a few images of my work and my students hard at work with you. 

Ralph is making hundreds of jump rings in our Notable Neckpieces class for his chainmaille pieces.

Ralph is making hundreds of jump rings in our Notable Neckpieces class for his chainmaille pieces.

Katherine has been experimenting with sand casting letter press type.

Katherine has been experimenting with sand casting letter press type.

I have collected industrial refuse from around Cape Breton which I intend to repair, rebuild and repurpose for my MFA thesis. My collection lives on the floor of my studio where I visit it in contemplation each day. For the past five weeks I have been working on repairing a worn industrial chain I found near the site of an abandoned cannery in Sydney, just around the corner from my parent's house. 

The industrial chain I have been repairing with bronze in the welding shop at NSCAD for my MFA thesis.

The industrial chain I have been repairing with bronze in the welding shop at NSCAD for my MFA thesis.

Filing the bronze smooth after grinding. 

Filing the bronze smooth after grinding. 

Almost ready to photograph it with my sister. This piece will be photographed on and off the body. 

Almost ready to photograph it with my sister. This piece will be photographed on and off the body.