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Welcome - John A. Foutz


#1

Hi John, and welcome to Orchid!

In 1976, when I was 14, my family and I took a cross-country
trip starting from NY. One of my most vivid memories from the
trip was all the remarkable and innovative southwestern jewelry
I saw for sale by the artists at the Four Corners park
(monument?). To a large degree, I’d say that was a pivotal
experience, largely responsible for my current involvement in
the field. I was emotionally moved, intellectually fascinated
(as much as a 14 year old can be) and forever changed. I will
get back out there some day…

Ya got a Web site? I’d love to see some work! :slight_smile:

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com
http://www.sebaste.com


#2

Sure Dave-

It starts at http://www.monsterslayer.com

Click the pic to see some more of my old stuff. I lived for many
years at Teec Nos Pos, the trading post just south of the 4
Corners monument. It is still owned by my family.

Thanks for the welcome. I just put up an Orchid Gateway on the
site. I’ve been chatting with Dr. Aspler for about a week every
since he invited me to have a link to my web catalog in the
Ganoksin site.

John


#3
 One of my most vivid memories from the trip was all the
remarkable and innovative southwestern jewelry I saw for sale
by the artists at the Four Corners park (monument?).  To a
large degree, I'd say that was a pivotal experience, largely
responsible for my current involvement in the field. 

You know Dave, I had the same experience, at the same place,
with the same results. Its was around 1970. I clearly remember
watching a guy solder on a bezel and my parents patiently waiting
for me. I still am very fond of that type of jewelry and that
memory gives me a feeling of carrying on a tradition, rather than
just pounding out jewelry for the almighty dollar.

Mark P.