About our Crosses
At Art Shows, our Hearts and Crosses seem to attract a lot of attention, so we are in the habit of giving them extra display space. We decided to give them special space on our website as well!
Many of my crosses are in my free-form, organic style, which I think is rather apropos. These are hand made using pliers, hammers, anvil and hands. On some I use the process of “reticulation”, which is a semi – controlled method of melting silver into unusual, organic forms. “Semi”-controlled, because you may start off with a plan, but with the reticulation process, serendipity often takes over and often brings you down a different road! I use this process on my “chirch time, kids” collection.
About chirch time, kids …
One day when my granddaughter, Lily, was quite young, we were at church. She became restless, as small children do, so I gave her an index card and a pen from my handbag, as any “Mimi” would. She looked around the church then settled down with her pen and paper in hand. The result was her “chirch time, kids” sketch. Lily had given me her sketch, and it has been posted on my studio wall ever since. This one drawing and my memories of Lily and her sisters with me in my studio, inspired this collection of crosses. I hope you find them creative, thought provoking and perhaps inspiring as well.
In addition to “chirch time”, we create many designs in different sizes and materials, and all are one- of- a- kind. We use Argentium and Sterling silver, copper, and other alternative metals. It just depends on where inspiration – and serendipity – take me that day!