papier-mâché bulldog barking pull-toy from the late 19th c. … with an unintended pulled apart head. The dog was not intended to look so scary and actually probably made the pride and joy of a small kid – which cracked us up every time we looked at it, I mean how scary would it be to cuddle now ? It would have taken a very brave kid to handle this dog, or a nice fixing, for which we would need all the bravery we could ask the conservators’ gods for.
Hi All! A quick note about an event coming up this Saturday at the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. Come join me in New York to explore how design has played a roll in how we engage with time. I'll be presenting alongside Emily Orr, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design at the @CooperHewitt, Lana [...]
Hello readers! Another round of updates as things move along at Memoria Technica. I just finished up a pretty long stretch of classes at the shop. David Lindow joined me in teaching three of these - our intermediate and advanced levels. The results are really inspiring. I love seeing all of the different combinations students [...]
Hello dear readers! I've had some great projects come in and out of the shop recently, so I thought I'd share with you one of my favorites. Below is a beautiful clown magician by Gustav Vichy recently completed here at Memoria Technica. Made to pay homage to magicians past and enchant viewers, the clown uses [...]
I'm excited to announce the latest schedule for engine turning classes is now up and registration is open! Register HERE. David Lindow will be coming out to teach intermediate and advanced classes with me this May after I start off the month with Beginner's Turning. He will be bringing a Lindow Rose engine equipped with [...]