Saturday, December 20, 2014


David posted these photos of Hayley getting ready for her interview for the BBC royal institute Christmas lectures in London recently. What a cutie!

finals week

Last week was the final week of classes. It was a busy week with students finishing projects and a few critiques. I always look forward to discussing the work with the students. This semester was a little sad as I really enjoyed my students and I have a few that are graduating. I will miss them for certain. This is part of my job that I always dread. You build relationships when you work on building and creating things with them. When you have a two and half hour studio two times a week, you create bonds that can end up lasting a lifetime. I always worry if I've given them the right skills they need to be successful. I guess I just have to trust that they'll find their way. Still makes me sad to see them go though...

bridgeport diamond texture

If you couldn't tell; I'm cleaning picks off of the camera. I came across some pics of Cari, (one of my students), using my Bridgeport to mill some "diamond textured" plates for her eyewear. I'll post some pics of the completed eyewear soon. They turned out really well.

arts tech night 2014

Fred and I were able to set everything up for Arts Tech Night on Wednesday. Kaivahn came in and helped us clean the DCRL right before the event started. Chad set up his 3D printed/splinted hammers and then helped us clean. We had huge crowds of people come through the DCRL and I wasn't able to leave the lab due to the number of people coming through and talking about the various things happening in the DCRL. It was a big success and I received some great feedback in regard to the student work.

vinyl chess boards

Last Wednesday, I made some vinyl chess boards for our DCRL display for Arts Tech Night. Fred came into work with me so we could get all of the student work placed for the AT event. He was a huge help and I'm not sure we would have gotten everything completed without his valuable help. Thanks Fred!