I have been in the atelier just chugging away, fixing some machine bits, waiting on others for ages to arrive from the UK (so I have the parts I need to finish up my Lienhard Straight Line), and sending off an unused kiln and enamels to an acquaintance in Italy who is just getting up and running!
I think for this year I will be in the studio a little bit less, and taking on a few more “other” jobs and tasks to fill some of my time, but I will still be there (especially weekends) for custom orders and to fill my gallery orders.
This years brings lots of great speaking opportunities. I will be speaking at the Espace Horloger in Le Sentier (Switzerland) on the 15th of March, talking about guilloché and patterning. Then from the 6-8th of April, I think I will be participating (waiting on final confirmation) in the Journée Européen des Metiers d’Arts (Swiss Romande) where people will be coming to discover my atelier and listen to me speak a bit about good ole’ guilloché. Then it’s to Albuquerque, New Mexico in May (20-23) to speak about guilloché at the Santa Fe Symposium, which I feel super excited about. Other engagements are in the works and this year I will really be pushing my book to sell out, and move on to other professional projects.
If you don’t already follow me, check out my Instagram here . I will be doing a project describing and making videos on how to use a perlage/circular graining and geneva waves machine (with guilloché type rosettes), which seems to be of great interest to most people right now. I will be putting up videos on new patterns, machine restoration and more, so please feel free to join me on this adventure!