The Process

All of the items I create start from either a photograph, drawing, or computer generated piece of art. Here I will use the Grand Canyon series to demonstrate the process.

First - I choose a photograph:

Second - I strip the color from the photograph:
Third - In the case of this image, for a better etching result I inverted the colors:
Fourth - I print the image onto PNP (press and peel paper) - a resist used in etching
Fifth - I transfer the PNP image onto a sheet of copper and etch using Ferric Chloride
Sixth - using the copper etch plate, I create pieces out of wax
Seventh - using the lost wax method, I centrifugally cast the pieces using sterling silver
Last - I finish, patinate and tumble each piece