Freddie Hart

Freddie Hart
Freddie Hart
Freddie Hart

After the copper is cleaned in an acid bath, it is fired multiple times in a kiln with temperatures ranging between 1850 and 2000 degrees with the desired colors and design.  Each piece is fired about two minutes, taken out, cooled and re-fired with additional colors.  I use forms for jewelry, switch plates, bowls, dishes, etc. Continue reading “Freddie Hart”

Ruthie Cohen

Ruthie Cohen
Ruthie Cohen
Ruthie Cohen

In the quest to emulate the colors, textures and patterns that I observe around me and out in space, I utilize both ancient and contemporary techniques to create my designs.  These include torch soldering, forging, bezel setting unusual stones in handmade bezels, producing chain maille, utilizing chasing and repousse, wax carving, lost-wax casting, and making cold connections.  Often these are combined with the use of a hydraulic press or miniature pulse-arc tig welder to skillfully create timeless designs in 14k and 18k gold, sterling silver, titanium and mixed metals. Continue reading “Ruthie Cohen”