Tony - I just took a two day class from Dave Seeley of Reactive
Metals. He related a useful bit of - he now has the
capability to cast titanium. Might be an interesting alternative.
Seeley did a good job of surveying the possibilities of anodizing
niobium, way more than the pretty rainbows - you can paint with a
brush, or sponge or paper towel, stencil, dip, engrave, roller print,
shape - it’s never ending… And gobs of fun. It’s been a long time
since I squeeled with delight - and I did, more than once.
The class was in Denver at Arapahoe Community College, sponsored by
COMA - Colorado Metalsmithing Assn, who will bring you the SNAG
conference next year! Come and see our mountains and awsome artists.
We have been working on it for some time already.
Judy Hoch @Judy_Hoch www.marstal.com