OORT cloud JEWElrY
Date Created: 2010
Title: Eastern Repousse and Chasing an Instructional DVD for Metalsmiths
In the Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, take notice of the stone setting work of Mark Ramsour. Learn the ancient techniques of Eastern repousse and chasing through 4 projects that take you from lines and texture through some of the highest most complex relief possible.
Publisher: Trish McAleer
Date: June 2002
A definitive guide to the use of corrugation techniques in metal formation with many color photo examples.
Magazine Addition: June, 1999
Titled: Forge Welded Mokume Gane
A how to create copper-nickel mokume gane and the gas fired forge to create it.
Magazine Editions: June,1999 and February, 2010
Titled: Mark Ramsour: Friend of Fire, Lover of Tools, and 36 Tucson Gem Shows
Complete Guide to the 2010 Tucson Showcase and road map of educations and experience.
Videographer: Chris Raboin
Date Created: February 2014
Design and production of a commemorative belt buckle was auctioned in support of the event. The video displays the CAD layout, etching, construction, gem setting, platting, and leather work.
Magazine Annual Addition: January, 2010
Titled: Classic Agate Cuff Project: Create a Timeless Design for a Fantastic Stone.
This process explores the creation of simple appliques created without a pitch bowl – a process unique to mark called “Stump Repousse”.
Published: June 24, 2014
From the beginning of time, armor and amulets have been used for protection and are found in cultures across the globe, and those who crafted them have been esteemed as artists by their communities. The contemporary examples showcased here, in 200 eye-catching images, demonstrate the enduring artistry of the forms and the crucial role such objects can play in safeguarding body and soul, especially in our current Age of Terror. An exciting array of protective hardware (armor, barriers, wearable weaponry) and protective "software" (charms, amulets, talismans), reveal a broad range of strategies for human defense. Focusing on work from the twenty-first century, this captivating book features some of today's finest artists and metalsmiths and testifies to the continued relevance of this creative pursuit.
I look forward to the opportunity to learn about you and answer any questions you have about my work and experience.
My commitment is to continually offer resources and tools to educate and connect our creative artist community. Sharing ideas, skills, strengths, and experience will encourage the next generation of craftsmen and metalsmiths to follow in tradition, yet create new innovative and unique designs of their own.
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Thought from Mark, "Take a moment to be inspired by the things around you. Observe life and the beauty found within its finest minerals and then see the transformation into objects of breath-taking design. The opportunity to become a metalsmiith has been a delightful adventure and true gift. Thank you for your interest in my work!"