I am an artist, stone sculptor, lapidary and precious metal worker. My main interest as a Creator Being are amuletic and talismanic creations for discerning individuals. I make one of a kind pieces exclusively.
I accept commissions for jewelry only, sculpture is what it is if you like something you see that is already sold we can work on something similar. Contact me off list and we can discuss the possibilities of creating a one of a kind piece for you.
My work is informed by 25 years of personal magical practice, personal study in various academic fields and 20 years of artistic application. I believe Life is ART and I live it that way. I am self taught but have had many instructors. I am presently involved in an Exchange with master Jewelers, David Ashley and Cheryl Rivest of "Goldsmiths" in the Yukon
I also received some excellent information and assistance from this fellow craftsman, check out his Work:
I learned stone carving from Inuit carvers mainly at the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik NWT 1999-2004.
I learned Ivory carving from Charles LePage master Ivory carver 1997-03. From 1983-90 I focused on stained glass art and painting. From 1981-2003 I parented several children, worked at whatever paid the bills, mostly as a professional Chef. Other work I've done: Roofer, Cement worker, Paving/road building, Child-care worker, Bookstore owner/operator.
Addictions-Rock hounding, bibliophile, Alcohol, drugs, Music, Movies, Marriage, Knives, Swords, happily I have beat the 3 worst ones:Alcohol, drugs and marriage and I'm still working on the rest but at my age I'm not holding my breath.
I teach soft and hard stone carving, stained glass and basic jewelry techniques. As a lapidary I have been cutting my own gem stones for over 20 years, most of the stones used in my work are cut and polished by me, faceted stones I have done from rough that I personally select. I love rock hounding and finding my own carving material in the Yukon. Because the nature of my work is highly invasive on our planet I do not hoard or mass produce my work. I believe the work of our hands informs our circumstances to recognize our higher Life and is intricately linked to what we become in life. I live very simply because I like it that way.
Thanks for checking me out :)
All images are copyright to the Artist and may Not be reproduced or used in any way whatsoever without the express permission of the Artist-Me. Thanks.
James C. Kirby