Wendy Newman sees her work as a spot on the timeline of the history of metalsmithing. “Colored stones are an important element in my work. I am a lapidary, as well as a metalsmith, and I cut most of my cabachons. I’ve been “rock hounding” since I was a child, and it’s become one of my favorite pastimes. It is always a challenge for me to balance the visual weight of the stone with the complexity of the metal work. It also provides a visual irony between the organic quality of the stone and the industrial quality of the metalwork. This is the balance of my life, hiking in the red rock canyons and working on the computer.”
The posts for the next two weeks may be interrupted by 11 family members under one roof. Each year our extended family joins us to celebrate Easter. Of course, we deal with two separate Easter breaks…so the time frame covers multiple weeks. Please pray for good weather in Columbus, OH during that period!!!