No, SS14, I will not wear culottes. NOPE.
Got some new pieces in the shop: www.lesartsplastiques.ca
The Klein Bottle is a beautiful piece of engineering that makes my head hurt.
Depression glass, Photography by Charlotte Bland, in the book The Set Table by Hannah Shuckburgh.
Anonymous asked: When working with rocks, how do you know what drill bit to utilize and if the rock won't split? Do you use a regular drill or a special drill for rocks( such a thing?). Any advice will be helpful. LOVE your art! Looking forward to your answer. Thank you, Rachel
I still get plenty of splits, but, I do have nice successes too! You absolutely need diamond bits—they’re not expensive either. I find it easier to drill with my drill press, just because it gives a lot of stability. The usual routine is drilling about half way through the rock in a shallow container of water (like a peanut butter jar lid). Then I hold up the rock to an industrial light so I can guess where to drill from the other side…and meet the first. You have to do this, because drilling all the way through from one side will break the rock 99% of the time. Drilling from either side and meeting in the middle works 78% of the time, so practice on less special rocks :p