Tuesday, January 27, 2009


For some reason I have facets on the brain. We finally cast our large Wolfie in rubber - and now we can start making models for slipcasting. The first pour had some air bubbles, so I started carving it up - making a crystallized version that resembles the pixilation on the 3-D modeling software. So far so good.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blown up

We just had our Mops head scanned and enlarged - and then rapid prototyped. This head is 2xs the size of the original, so the bulging eyes and meaty face look even more intense. Once the model is printed, the whole piece has to be infused with super glue, creating a hard shell so we can start to make a mold from it. It is a slow process...
Half a bottle of Zap glue, an hour an a half later. Getting closer.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Made Better

Also getting a do over - our website. It will be cleaner and easier to navigate - with added buying and shipping features. Exciting... should be up and running in the next couple weeks.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

next up

This squirrel. He has been waiting patiently in the freezer since early summer - a gift from a friend. We have big plans for this guy, so stay tuned for more. (actually, we have to taxidermy it first, so it will be a little while...)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

One last piece

I wanted to make sure that "For L.A.M.B." made it onto the blog - I love how Steven scanned a plaster pillow and then milled out a wooden twin. Mops looks very comfortable there. The German name for pug - Mops - came from Marie Antoinette, who owned a pug of that name shortly before her marriage to Louis XVI.
Porcelain, three-d scanned and CNC milled wooden base, tons of tiny leaves, gold luster, electricity and a flicker bulb. 9.5" x 16". 1800.00

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Got Lucky

Our newest studio porcelain - a lot less drips and a lot more gold. We really like where this is going....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Non Fiction Design Collective presents

Shakespeare Wooden Minnow at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. The show looks amazing - we could not be happier. Here are a couple gallery shots of our show right before the opening. Steven's screen house is an engineering marvel and came together perfectly. We envisioned a large hedge to display our lights - he responded by CNC milling over 25 panels with a William Morris pattern.

We put most of the Dresden lights on our flat pack pedestals inside, and wired them up with flicker bulbs. Lovely. This last shot is from the outside looking in.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

the finishing touches

Steven's amazing hedge house for our show at the Clay Studio. We worked on it late into the night - getting everything assembled, labeled, and ready for the cargo van. Our show opens tomorrow night - so if you are in the Philly area, stop on by. Gallery photos coming soon - we are almost finished!