Most of the work uses a 'metal matrix composite', or 'metallic nougat'. I really enjoy melting stuff.
The patination is achieved using heat. This creates a very thin coloured, often lustrous surface depending on the alloy beneath. The alloys are steels, brasses and bronzes, most of which are recycled. Currently working on developing textures and colours in crystal formations of uncommon base metal alloys.
For wearable items, skin contact surfaces are sterling silver; earwires, inner surfaces of bangles and rings.
The method of manufacture produces serial patterns, a little like the matching faces in woodgrain or marble.
Year Established: 1986