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QuiQue - Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:37pmOT: Sandbox YAK | Artist Inspiration around the net
As some of you know, I recently returned from Peru where I gave a series of workshops/seminars to metalworkers in Lima. I had a great opportunity to take some personal time after the workshops to visit the sacred site of Machu Pichu - an Inca ruin. I've always had a great desire to learn more about ancient civilizations, especially Mesoamerican civilizations. Somehow, I've always thought that they had knowledge of this reality which we, in our egocentric material world, do not realize we have.
QuiQue - Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 6:44pmBlacksmithing | OT: Sandbox YAK
I recently went to Peru to give a seminar on blacksmithing techniques to the local peruvian metalsmithing community. The seminar was sponsored by Aceros Arequipa - the main steel manufacturer in Peru. This video includes my experience of the traffic, sightseeing, visiting blacksmith shops, the seminar, and even my travels to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and Machu Picchu. There is no narration, but there is some really nice Andean music, still photos and live video included in this movie.
QuiQue - Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:57pmBlacksmithing | OT: Sandbox YAK | Artist Inspiration | Welding blacksmith | blacksmithing | workshop
5th International Blacksmith Seminar 2007 Peru
I'm heading over to Peru next Saturday and will be giving a seminar which is sponsored by Aceros Arequipa, a steel manufacturer in Lima.
QuiQue - Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 2:13pmBlacksmithing blacksmithing | forge | forged steel | lighting | podcast | video | wrought iron
The second part of this video documentary covers blacksmith techniques for hot forging 1" solid steel bar into large leaf forms. In the second half of the video, I demonstrate the forge welding of these leaves into cluster sets of three.
QuiQue - Monday, December 25, 2006 - 5:21pmBlacksmithing | OT: Sandbox YAK blacksmith | educational | podcast | wrought iron
I updated my personal web site this past week to include a blog and podcasting to document some of the more interesting commissions in an educational format to share with visitors of the site and other blacksmiths desiring to learn my approach to metal art. I hope you will enjoy the new layout of the site. It's at http://enrique.artmetal.com
QuiQue - Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 3:59pmBlacksmithing blacksmithing | chandelier | tutorial | video | wrought iron
This video is the first in a series I will be producing showing the making of the Marci Chandelier. The video goes into the hot forging and bending of tubing for the arms of the chandelier. Hope you enjoy the 8 minutes!
QuiQue - Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:06pmBlacksmithing | Artist Inspiration chandelier | furniture | lighting | wrought iron
QuiQue - Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 5:04pmArtist Inspiration furniture | lighting | wall sconce
QuiQue - Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 7:32amOT: Sandbox YAK | Artist Inspiration
QuiQue - Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 4:30amOT: Sandbox YAK bathroom | lighting | sconce | vanity
I just finished a bathroom remodel that has taken over six weeks to finish. This remodel has been on the back burner for over six years and I've finally gotten the time to complete it. It is my upstairs bathroom and I'm tickled pink to not only have completed it, but also on how beautiful it has turned out. I've created a photoset on flickr which shows some of the details which went into the renovation.