I photograph all of my own work. I even paint my own backgrounds on an ipad and then print them on matte photo paper.  I also photograph my finished products for my website and catalogs.

I photograph all of my own work. I even paint my own backgrounds on an ipad and then print them on matte photo paper. I also photograph my finished products for my website and catalogs.

I have grown to love the computer imaging/editing side of photography over the years.  Some of my shots are perfect in camera and some I manipulate in Photoshop.

I have grown to love the computer imaging/editing side of photography over the years. Some of my shots are perfect in camera and some I manipulate in Photoshop.

I print all of my work in house. The printer you see here prints using a special dye that I fuse directly into the surface of my pieces.

I print all of my work in house. The printer you see here prints using a special dye that I fuse directly into the surface of my pieces.

At 400° and immense pressure the dye vaporizes and fuses directly into the specially coated surface of the aluminum. This process creates a scratch resistant and waterproof work of art.

At 400° and immense pressure the dye vaporizes and fuses directly into the specially coated surface of the aluminum. This process creates a scratch resistant and waterproof work of art.

After the pieces come off of the press the transfer paper from the printer is torn away and discarded as the art is now permanently fused into the surface.

After the pieces come off of the press the transfer paper from the printer is torn away and discarded as the art is now permanently fused into the surface.

It’s a good thing I have a background in photography and jewelry making. All of the work now has to be assembled into its final form: wearable art jewelry.

It’s a good thing I have a background in photography and jewelry making. All of the work now has to be assembled into its final form: wearable art jewelry.

The symbol of the anvil has so much meaning for me. It is the center of it all. The anvil is the ultimate symbol of beginning to end craftsmanship. The first thing a blacksmith makes is their own tools.  At ANVIL I make my work from beginning to end. The anvil is also a symbol of strength. “In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer...”    ― George Orwell

The symbol of the anvil has so much meaning for me. It is the center of it all. The anvil is the ultimate symbol of beginning to end craftsmanship. The first thing a blacksmith makes is their own tools. At ANVIL I make my work from beginning to end. The anvil is also a symbol of strength. “In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer...” ― George Orwell