First off, Happy New Year! I'm very excited to begin a new year of creative work. I have lists and sketches of new ideas, designs, and techniques to try. To start, I spent last week running experiments on various things: different types of solder, different ramp and hold times for the kiln, different metal clays, and the next one will be to try out the new sterling metal clay. It sounds promising!
I'm also excited to begin this year with a new and more precise artist's mark, which was created using the typefaces in my Elements & Artifacts logo. There is also a teeny, tiny little star hanging out nearby to tie in my Stardust roots. Whenever possible given the design and space available, I will be fitting this artist's mark onto the back of my metal clay pieces: