Empty Bowls

20 11 2013

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This piece represents a collaborative effort by Teri Regano and myself as a charity auction item for Empty Bowls, Milwaukee. I constructed the base and Teri made the ceramic bowl. 2013

 





Charter Wire Commission

20 11 2013

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Seth Tyler 101129 – George-Lottermoser’s Photos | SmugMug

3 01 2011

Seth Tyler 101129 – George-Lottermoser’s Photos | SmugMug.





Sennott Chandeliers

2 01 2011

I will let the images speak for the chandeliers. The images of the final pieces (6) were taken by George Lottermoser and the process images were  taken by me.

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Clay Study

2 12 2009

UPDATE

The following images represent the iron version of the “clay-study” located further down on this page. This will be the form used in completing the chandeliers.

The following images depict a study in clay of a Celtic knot. The design is intended to be a section that will be repeated 
in two matching chandeliers.

Often, a three-dimensional study is necessary for both sculptural and utilitarian applications.  Going through the motions of forming a desired motif with the clay 
allows for a clearer path to a desired motif in metal. It can streamline the tool designs necessary to arriving at the design,
 clarify certain tricky assembly issues, it doesn’t require heat and exorbitant amounts of time, and plasticine can be reformed 
almost infinitely.

The issues pertaining to this project occur in the initial layout and measuring of the “slit-and drift” assembly of the knot.
 This technique has been utilized since time immemorial, and can be found in many pieces of fine metalwork around Milwaukee.
 Theoretically, the material is displaced to either side of the bar going through the other. Rather than drilling a hole and removing
 material, thus requiring a larger diameter piece of stock, finer and more uniform stock sizes will accomplish the identical task.

In this case, one bar will “pass through” another bar nine times. The stock sizes are identical and 5/16″ round. It is absolutely
 critical that the openings are perfectly spaced or the final piece will look messy, even to an untrained viewer. Once the nine
 openings are forged into the bar the two bends will be made. This will align the openings for the other pieces to be inserted and
 welded– finalizing the assembly of the knot.

Each fixture will have four to eight of these depending on the ultimate design.

Study in clay of a section for a light fixture. Eventually it will be forged in iron.

 





6200 Mequon Road

14 10 2009

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Studio Sign, Mequon Road, 2007. Riveted rusting steel and stainless steel. Photo by artist.

Studio Sign, Mequon Road, 2007. Riveted rusting steel and stainless steel. Photo by artist.

Road to Kandahar, 2009. Forged and fabricated steel. Photo by George Lottermoser.

Road to Kandahar, 2009. Forged and fabricated steel. Photo by George Lottermoser.

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Gabriel, 2005. Forged .38 Special revolvers, torched steel and repousse` formed copper. Photo by George Lottermoser.

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