Saturday, October 18, 2014


I'm working on a new project (yeahhh, I know, I didn't finish the previous ones).

I made an alphabet in the Celtic style, etched on zinc ( & reversed, which supposes a further printing), inspired by George Bain's book, Celtic Art : The Methods of Construction.
By the way, I doubt he found all of these letters in the book of Kells or Durrow. Those gospels probably didn't show these K, W or Y...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another fail !

Success is not guaranteed... 
Anyway, I have to show you the pictures of my latest failure, I'll restart soon, I already know how to improve it.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

some text

I've been quite busy these last ime, preparing my latest exhibition but I didn't work only on this !
I worked very hard on a new project with quite a lot of text and in a much larger shape than what I'm used to. Until now, I spent about 30 hours working on it, I think I've done the most of it. Until I can say it is finished or failed, here is a picture.

Next steps next week if everything goes well.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

the ring

My wife lost her wedding ring. It slipped off her finger during a swam on a beach where we use to go.
The waves movements quicly make it illusive to get it back.
By way of vengeance, I picked a pebble on the beach and made her a ring out of it.
Here are the steps of the design :

The pebble (doesn't wonder what will happen to him)

The same one, sliced

To avoid to much sanding, after marking the inside diameter of the ring, more cutting

Here comes the hollowing out

The inside is sanded, time to even up the outside and to polish it all

The ring finished, all angles polished to avoid sharp edges, only the varnish to get done

And my wife's hand has a new ornament, phew, the worst has been avoided :-)

Monday, September 22, 2014


Back to work on paper.

A little pic of my ongoing work...

To be continued...

Friday, September 12, 2014


Still no time (or desire?) to start new and large works, so I do little things while testing electro-etching.

A new filigree pattern, a bit smaller than the first one :

And a new seal made from a bolt, this time using a new and more little one :

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

slate engraving

You know about my obsession for filigrees and my yearning for engraving, here is a little try mixing both with a pattern I invented engraved on slate with a simple nail.

The pattern is approximately 2cm large, now that I proved that it is possible, I can try more ambitious works :-)