Metal! I love working with metal, big or small. I love creating work that allows me to make a connection with my customers; I love creating pieces(jewelry) that don’t fit in the normal confines of what jewelry is. In addition to making jewelry I also weld and fabricate, I get bored easily so I keep it interesting by working in all aspects of metal working.
The Keepah Cuff is probably my favorite. I made the first one for my wife back in 2008 as a gift. I think it worked, as she still keeps me around!
I was ferrying a friends sail boat back from Tortola. It was about the time we were passing Bermuda that I came up with the idea. A number of days later we landed back in Portland. I cleared customs, took a shower, drank a few beers and headed to the basement and made the first Keepah Cuff. Anne, my wife, still wears the Original “Original” Keepah Cuff today.
Maine teaches you to be resourceful. I grew up in my dads truck shop and that has had a lot of influence on my design. My work tends to be more industrial with a refined aspect. In college I wrote in a paper: if you can find it in a boat yard or a truck shop I can make it into art. When I need new ideas, I run to the woods with my fly rod, clear my head, fish a little, and the ideas start coming. Maine is a great state, in that you don’t have to go very far to find a quiet area to think and reflect.
Industrial environments tend to give me the most inspiration. I am always looking at how I can repurpose things into things of adornment. When I need to come up with new ideas though I head to the mountains or the rivers. It is when I can relax and clear my head that I come up with new ideas.
I’ll tell you when I get back from my week of fly fishing in a couple weeks![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row max_width=”480″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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