Hello Dear Readers! I hope this finds you well. It's hard to believe fall is already here. The summer seems to have passed in a blink. I love fall though - pumpkins and autumnal foliage abound, hence it's that special time of year when we gather around to watch Over the Garden Wall. Things at [...]
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.
If you haven't signed up yet for an upcoming engine turning class and are considering it, the time is now! I'm getting ready to order materials to accommodate special projects. I have one spot open in the beginners class and just a couple of spots in the advanced sessions. Get in touch if you have any questions! [...]
Really... I know that sounds kind of like a buzzword... but horology is hot! People are engaged with horology, cultural heritage and preservation right now! And it's awesome! I am so excited that friends and colleagues are getting so much attention. My favorite object in the world (!!) is headed to London to be featured in [...]
The art of illusion is a fascinating subject, and one that I have been drawn to throughout my life. The fact that the experiences provided by automata, sleight of hand, holograms, and magic lanterns all activate the same cognitive mental processes in the brain is remarkable. In between engine turning classes earlier this month, David [...]