Where Do I Get My Material?


People often ask me where do I get the parts to make my pieces. In general the answer is anywhere. I do have guiding principles with the parts I collect. They have to be old; they have to be interesting; and they have to “speak” to me. If something is old and “whole” I usually hate to take them apart to use them in my Foundlings. If it got this far and is still in one piece, it deserves to live on. If, on the other hand, the part is broken, unsusable and likely to be thrown out, then I can save it by incorporating it into a piece. I never know what I will find or where I will find it. That is part of the thrill.

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