Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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May and June has seen me continue to work with interesting artists and artisans in the Brattleboro area. One of my days was spent with Robert Borter, a highly skilled jeweler. Robert designs and constructs one-of-a-kind jewelry. Five years ago he designed, with the assistance of computer software, the wedding rings for Ricia and I. The photographs allow us to view the process that Robert takes with his art, beginning with the raw stones and ending with beautiful earings, necklaces, pendants, and other jewelry. You can see more of Robert's work, as well as his blog, at:
TWO GARLIC BULBS:
And then there is the wonderful garlic which competes, in my mind, with the onion as one of the most pleasant vegetables to photograph. A simple shape but full of texture and feeling.
DUNKLEE MACHINE SHOP:
The last group of photos for this blog were taken at Dunklee's Machine Shop in Brattleboro. The machine shop has been part of the downtown scene for several decades. Although much busier during the years when they were asked to design, weld, cut, and assemble machines from steel, the shop continues to be a place where farmers, mechanics, and local handymen can "get things fixed". When visiting the shop, it seems that "outside" the years have come and gone but "inside" little has changed.