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Notes about what I'm doing lately, and pointers to what's new on the site.

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July 13, 2017  Glass Brain

If I only had a brain? Wonder no more.

 

July 12, 2017  Things on Thingiverse

I put a few fun things on Thingiverse, free for download.

 

December 8, 2016  Christmas Shipping

My last shipping day in 2016 will be Friday December 23rd, order cutoff at 6 PM Eastern time. Then I'm on break, and shipments will resume Wednesday January 11th.

Here's when to order, to be reasonably sure your package will arrive on time. I can't guarantee what the post office will do, and that's especially true for international shipments, but here's my best guess:

Priority Mail Monday, Dec 19
International Priority Mail
  Canada, Europe, Middle East Friday, Dec 9
Asia, Australia Thursday, Dec 8
International Express Mail Tuesday, Dec 13

Best wishes for the season!

 

September 29, 2016  On Shapeways Anyway

People liked those color prints, so I went ahead and put them up: here are the flying slug with orange spots, and the purple marble holder.

Also I made a pendant of a different slug.

Mine is silver and very fetching. Plastic is just as realistic and only $6.

 

August 25, 2016  Color Prints

A couple of color prints.  These aren't something that could become a product in the present state of the technology, but you never know: the future might be different.

I made the top one using a physics simulator to create the negative curvature: Kangaroo, which runs in Grasshopper, which is a plug-in of Rhinoceros. It was a fairly esoteric software experience.

June 10, 2016  Submarining

Just to say that I'm still here, and experimenting with some things which are taking time to bear fruit.  Or none of them may work out...on average, I would say that about 1 in 20 things does.

I'm now working with casting glass in printed molds, and continuing the direction of snap-fit and magnetic assemblages.

March 31, 2016  Pendant Sale

I'm moving most of my pendants to Shapeways, where they can be in a greater variety of materials, at prices from $6 in plastic to $n000 in platinum. I'm very happy with Shapeways' production and finish quality – their steel is made by the same people as mine, so there'll be no loss there.

Therefore I'm offering my remaining stock of steel pendants at $25 apiece here: it's a good price until they're gone.

I'd like to draw your attention to this tiny Klein bottle. It's an incredibly high-resolution print in pure stainless steel, not the usual steel/bronze at all. I got a deal on a batch of these while the technology was in prototype, and when they're gone this design will run about $140.

March 18, 2016  Laser Glass Radiolarians

A new glass piece with some of the prettiest data I ever saw.  We've been enjoying 2D images of radiolarians since Haeckel, and now it's become possible to scan them in 3D, and they're all that we hoped.

March 10, 2016  Glass experiments

Experiments with glass continue.  Attempts to use it like enamel on 3D printed steel haven't gone well, which isn't surprising as alloys don't generally work with enamel, and this sort of composite metal is probably worse.  Now I'm looking at various kinds of fusing, including 3D printed ceramic molds.

I made some of these, with dichroic glass layered into the molds.  I like them, but I'm not sure about production.  Price comes in on the high side. The right one is prettier than it photographs – like many an artist before, I've discovered that clear glass and iridescence are hard to take pictures of.

With 1" circles of EL panel.

January 14, 2016  New Space Cube

A large scale map showing galactic superclusters in the context of velocity flows rather than static mass.

December 24, 2015  Happy Holidays!

And it's over for this year, we'll be back January 4th. Thanks for your patience while we recharge.

Meanwhile, I'm doing some experiments with glass fusing.

December 3, 2015  Holiday Shipping

Our last shipping day in 2015 will be Wednesday the 23rd, order cutoff at noon Eastern time. After it's all over, we'll be back in the office Monday January 4th.

This is when to order to be reasonably sure your package will be here on time. I can't make guarantees about what UPS and the post office will do, and that's especially true for international shipments, but here's my best guess:

UPS Ground Tuesday, Dec 15
UPS 3-Day Thursday, Dec 17
UPS 2-Day Friday, Dec 18
UPS Next Day Wednesday, Dec 23, by noon Eastern time
Priority Mail Friday, Dec 18
International Priority Mail
Canada, Europe, Middle East Thursday, Dec 10
Asia, Australia Monday, Dec 7
International Express Mail
Europe, Canada, Middle East,
Asia, Australia
Monday, Dec 14

Best wishes for the season!

October 22, 2015  G3 Sculpture

I made another thing.

I'd like to draw your attention to the small pendant versions of this at Shapeways. They are, I think, cute.

A "mini" size for this will be forthcoming.

August 27, 2015  New Design

I said I was off for a while, but I made a new thing anyway.

June 23, 2015  Two Shows

Not solo of course, but interesting shows with some of my things. One's in London: Digital Handmade, Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution. June 30 to July 19 at the Piccadilly Waterstones bookstore cafe.

This in honor of Lucy Johnston's book of the same name, just in preorder. The bits I've seen look terrific, and it's very well reviewed.

The other show is at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, Maine: Art Meets Science: Imagine the Possibilities, and there are artist talks to go with. I'm tempted to drive up the coast myself.

June 19, 2015  On Sabbatical

A new shell-alien is up. The steel version I've got is fine, but what I really love is the tiny bronze ones.

You may have noticed that it's been slow here lately – so have I. It seems I'm on sabbatical from art: for a while I was 'between projects' but now I think I'm done for a while.

First things first: I'm still minding the store. My designs will continue to be available here and at Shapeways. On the glass side, which is altogether separate from metal in my head, you may see some new things soon. Although not much may happen for a while, this site is live.

Why? I feel that thirty-year story arc has come to a natural end. How do you make a lot of geometrical sculpture? You do it with 3D printing. Is that a good idea? Yes, it is. Metal printing is the best! I did a lot of it, and evangelized a lot too, and now I've explored that and it's established. My work here is done.

Are you coming back to it? I don't know. My friends say, of course you will. (They're mostly smarter than I am.)

The lives of the artists say that it's usual for artists who've done good work to spend their final twenty or thirty years either fixated on a single idea, or in a state of cheerful drivel. I've never been one to fixate, and I'm not quite ready to shift gears and have fun with art. Can I mention that it's been a bitter struggle? Doing this work was difficult, austere, occasionally sublime, difficult. I'm glad I did it, and I'm glad it's done. Anyway, right now I'm knocking off to just do my job and ride bikes for a while.

Take care.

January 29, 2015  Show in PA

Things by me, as well as other artists, will be at the Madelon Powers Gallery in East Stroudsburg, PA. The show opens Monday, February 2nd, and there will be a reception Thursday the 5th. Doug Bucci's talk is bound to be interesting.

December 22, 2014  End of 2014

And we're now on break for the rest of the year. Thanks for your support of the arts this season, and I wish you a happy winter!

December 8, 2014  Christmas 2014

It's Christmas shipping time! Our last shipping day in 2014 will be Tuesday the 23rd, ending at noon Eastern time, and we'll be back in the office Friday January 2nd.

This is when to order to be reasonably sure your package will be here on time. I can't make guarantees about what UPS and the post office will do, and that's especially true for international shipments. But here's my best guess:

UPS Ground Wednesday, Dec 17
UPS 3-Day Thursday, Dec 18
UPS 2-Day Sunday, Dec 21
UPS Next Day Tuesday by noon, Dec 23
Priority Mail Friday, Dec 19
International Priority Mail
Europe, Canada, Middle East Wednesday, Dec 10
Asia, Australia Monday, Dec 8
International Express Mail
Europe, Canada, Middle East,
Asia, Australia
Thursday, Dec 11
Africa, South America Tuesday, Dec 9

Best wishes for the season!

November 25, 2014

I updated this site. Some new bits were added and some old ones are gone. There are some known bugs, but it was time to switch. If there's anything you'd like to bring to my attention about the redesign, feel free.

October 17, 2014

Quite a long time since I updated here. I tweeted and facebooked, not that anyone reads Facebook now. However I am still here, and I have made some more sculpture. I'm trying to replace this site with a completely different site, and it's taking more time than I expected, and I'm reluctant to add new content here knowing I'll just have to port it in...real soon now. And a lot of other things happened too.

Anyway I made this

and this

and this

and these, which I put on Sculpteo because their ceramics palette is nicer

And I hope to have the new site up in the next few weeks.

January 30, 2014

A new multi-part, multi-material thing:

And the pieces are like this:

Like the Tetrabox piece last month, which went well and is now in stock, this one is held together with rare-earth magnets and improved with glow-in-the-dark glass.

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