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Damascene inlay is an age-old technique originally used to inlay silver and gold on steel arms and armour. I learned this process in 2003, in a workshop with Bruce Clark at the Mendocino Art Center in California. It wasn’t until 2007, however, that I got a chance to spend some time on it, and during an artist residency in Fiskars, Finland, I developed my own method of the technique, adapting it to modern, readily available tools and equipment.

From 2007 to 2011, I worked primarily in Damascene. Although I have now moved on to other media I am still available for custom orders, as well as workshops and classes.

"Precious" shovel (detail)