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New Teapot Sculpture


#1

Quite a while back, our own Don Dietz (Coralnut) was generous enough
to send me a “tree” of black coral. I have finally put a piece of it
to good use (it was fun to polish, very gratifying). Images, albeit
not professional ones, can be seen on my blog,

http://tinyurl.com/lzgy7

The piece is called “Late in the Day”.

The construction of this monster stressed my skill set pretty
heavily. I am wondering wither a PUK welder or something of the sort
would be a help for this kind of work. A laser is not possible for
me, but that $500 one someone mentioned might be do-able. Anyone
care to advise?

As always, thanks,
Noel


#2

Noel,

Great piece, good job, you should be proud of yourself!

Richard Hart


#3

Hi Noel,

I am wondering wither a PUK welder or something of the sort would
be a help for this kind of work. 

I’m not sure what type of things you want to weld, but arc welders
for jewelry work come in several sizes from small ones, Sparkie, to
the ABI Power Tower.

Arc welding requires different amounts of power depending on the
items being welded. Larger items require more power than the small
units can provide. For other than just ‘tack welding’ to hold things
for soldering; I’d op for the Power Tower or the Pulse Arc welder.
These units have a wider range of power available. The power settings
are adjustable to suit the job at hand. Both of these units offer the
capability of using argon gas if it’s desired. These units list for
$3900 & $4700 in Rio’s 06-07 catalog. Not quite the cost of a laser,
but more than $400.

Usual disclaimers, just a satisfied used of the Pulse Arc welder.

Dave


#4

I love your piece, its so well done all the details are amazing.
Keep up the good work.

-Zoe


#5

Nice job Noel. Really cool. Would not mind owning that teapot for my
collection of art objects at all. How many hours did it take? And the
price? (assuming it’s for sale.)

I also like the way you put pictures up for all to see. Very
interactive. My wife and I had at least a half hour discussion about
your teapot. Would be great to see what the other immense talents are
up to. So I was wondering.Couldn’t there be a space or place where
people could put pictures up of their current work of the month,say?
Like as in Wetcanvas.com, which is a painting site that I belong to.
They have a thing called WIP (work in progress) and it is really
instructional to see how that person paints.

That would apply to jewellery as well. Take the current case of
Fraidy Cat. The response of Orchid was typically warm and helpful.
But it would be great if she was able to post a picture of a
difficult job and have the Orchid masters peering over her shoulder,
so to speak. I am using Flickr.com at the moment.I put up pictures
for
my students to see. It is easy, quick, and as they say, a picture is
worth a thousand words.And students need many thousands of words.
(grin)

Cheers, Hans Meevis


#6
Nice job Noel. Really cool. Would not mind owning that teapot
for my collection of art objects at all. How many hours did it
take? And the price? (assuming it's for sale.) I also like the way
you put pictures up for all to see. 

Thanks, Hans (and others who have sent similar comments)! It is for
sale-- I’m thinking in terms of $7000. My previous teapot, which
some of you will remember, was $10,000, and sold in about three
weeks! (At Mobilia Gallery)

As for putting up pictures-- the blog that I am using for this
purpose is free, and incredibly easy. If you go to my link, or
otherwise tp blogspot.com, you can put up your own in a few minutes.
It is fun.

Noel


#7

I love the new teapot Noel! Love the removable pin. What is the tiny
tea set attached to the table made of?

Elaine

Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#8

I want to THANK YOU, Noel for putting your terms and thinking “out
There”! I know I have such a hard time pricing my work… You can see
my work at

http://www.joandulla.com/Sculptural%20work%203.html

“Comfort” Sold at Mobilia within two weeks… aren’t they great

and “Lotsa Balls” will be at SOFA
Thanks so much
Joan


#9

What is the tiny tea set attached to the table made of?

PMC

Noel


#10
You can see my work at
http://www.joandulla.com/Sculptural%20work%203.html 

Great pieces, Joan! I especially like “Tea Shirt”. Good luck with
SOFA!

Noel