A good Patina is always inspiring. It gives an object or a place the mark of experience and authenticity.
In this case, a workroom floor reveals remnants of paints, dyes and glazes that have built up over decades of work. It was striking to us how great Steph's bronze colored boot looked on the floor, and sparked us to develop a finish composed of over 20 layers of paint and glazes for a custom wall hung buffet. The end result looked something like warm weathered steel, or a 200 year old mirror. Incredibly beautiful. The buffet is destined to hang on a bronze-grey grasscloth wall, just in time for Thanksgiving. We'll share a photo in an upcoming post.
A Spring visit to the casting studio to check the mould for a white bronze plinth that we had commissioned for a project. Old New York all the way, the studio felt like Manhattan in the 80's when there was still an abundance of quirky and specialized businesses in the mix. In the background, you can see the guys working on a hot pink mould destined to become bronze doors with a relief pattern of magnolia leaves. The shop is filled with all kinds of remnant goodies that reflect the specialized artistry of the casting profession.