I created this neon sculpture in the neon workshop offered at the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, California. The founder of the museum and instructor of the workshop, Lili Lakich, took this photo at the student show and reception. There is nothing more exciting than creating a piece of art that involves electricity and gas. Neon is the most expensive media I've worked in but truly worth it. You don't have to be an artist to take the workshop, just bring your imagination and willingness to learn.


Cavy Rock

This cavy, aka: guinea pig, was carved out of soapstone. I love these little guys and have owned one or more as a pet ever since my Dad brought the first one, fondly named,"Pukey", home when I was 8 years old.

Cavy Rock won 3rd place in his first show!





This tree-hugging koala was carved out of soapstone from Montana. Commissioned to carve a koala, it won 2nd place in a show before I needed to deliver it!

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Napping Anteater


Carved from pipestone, and full of ants, this napping anteater slumbers awayas the rest of the ants oblivious to their peril, scurry along on their merry way.



Bowl #1

Forgive the bland title but I felt it was better than the first title I came up with which was My First Turned Bowl. The truth is it is my first turned bowl The wood is a warm, rich, black walnut with a beautiful grain. The photos do not quite do the beauty of the wood justice. In the first of the "in progress" photos below , my wood turning mentor, Judy, "J", is on the left observing and keeping a watchful eye as I shape the bottom edge of the side. Watching the bowl begin to take shape as the curly wood chips fly back over my hand, and the scent of the wood, fond memories of watching my grandfather making wooden toys come to mind...

The entire process of shaping, sanding with several grits of sand paper and then polishing takes several hours. I'm looking forward to the opportunity of shaping my next bowl or perhaps a bud vase out of some nice purple heart wood.



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