Thursday, November 29, 2012

NC Black @ SDSU

It's been 2 years since I've seen Andrea! I've been to NC Black's micro-forming/ engraving workshop back in my undergraduate at Studio Delucca, Long Beach, CA. It was a great workshop to learn microforming/anticlastic/syclastic/micro spiculum & hammer engraving.
Visit NC Black for more info. In the span of last two years their hammer & block selection has expanded. (One hammer is now named Angelina, my buddy who works with Schmidt studio!).
Here are some photos from the workshop, enjoy :)

Andrea making micro spiculum
Various samples
I love their tiny-well made hammers <3
Andrea closing the spiculum form with a tiny closing hammer
I got to see the finger spiculum
that Angelina made for Rihanna's music video!
Thank you Andrea & Chuck from NC Black!

Again thank you for visiting SDSU :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Digifab-ulous Project 1: Spirit Animal - Jellyfish

Digital Fabrication class 1st Project: Spirit Animals

This semester I am taking Digital Fabrication class to learn how to use Rhino program, use CNC machine and ABS plastic printer.

Our first project is utilizing laser printer, we will be using Rhino program to create our spirit animal. Then we will be sending our files to local printing shop to get our puzzle pieces cut. My spirit animal is Jellyfish!

Making paper models
Scanning paper model pieces to start rendering on Rhino 

Figuring out if the distance of the nail head will fit wit slot distance
Rendered pattern on with different layers
Fitting the puzzle pieces virtually in 3D
We are excited to get our spirit animals back soon! They will be delivered to us this week, I'm so excited!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

in/tangibles setup

Personal Map, Restricted-Bound, Restrain
SDSU metals crew installing

Metals + Furniture
Personal Map 2011

Restrain 2012
Love this photo of us~
SDSU metal + jewelry crew @ in/tangible opening

Thanks for those who came and supported
SDSU'S metals + furniture crew!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Neckpiece: Restrain 2012
Hanji paper, steel, brass, hemp cords
20 x 9 x 5"
Photo: Seth Papac
Detailed view

Friday, November 2, 2012


Neckpiece: Transmission 2012
Hanji paper, copper, steel, graphite
22 x 9 x 5"
Photo: Seth Papac
Chased and repoussed metal form on the center + casted paper pods