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✿To create felted wool I use a combination of wet and needle felting techniques. To Wet felt I use a variety of wool fleeces + hot water + olive oil soap and a lot of elbow grease. Needle felted wool is achieved with multiple pokes with special barbed needles. Both techniques lock the fibers together creating an incredibly durable yet soft form.

✿Lampworked Glass beads are created by melting glass in a torch and forming sculptural shapes and beads. All glass pieces are annealed; soaked and cooled slowly in a kiln overnight.

✿Enameled copper components are created by hammer forming sheet copper, coating it with multiple layers of fine powdered glass and firing it in a 1500 degree kiln.

✿Lost wax casting involves carving a wax original , adding wax sprues, investing in high temperature plaster, burning out wax in a kiln and replacing it with silver or bronze using a centrifugal casting machine.

✿Forging/forming copper involves heating copper till cherry red, quenching in water, hammering until hard, reheating, quenching and hammering until a pleasing hollow form is achieved.