Handmade Metal Art <br />
by Jeanne Halsey
Handmade Metal Art
by Jeanne Halsey

Tel/Fax: 575-776-1376

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About the artist:
This prize winning metal work has been shown at the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, the Sculpture & Objects of Fine Art (S.O.F. A.) in Chicago, The Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO, "Taos InvitesTaos", a major exhibition that is the highlight of the Taos Fall ArtsFestival, the Millicent Rodgers Museum Annual Miniature show and the Tubac, AZ Festival of the Arts.

Jeanne has taken traditional Spanish Colonial tin work into a unique contemporary realm for today's market. She has private collectors throughout the US, Europe and Asia. The main body of her work can be seen at Las Comadres Gallery in Taos, New Mexico where she resides.

To My Customers
The gallery sections shown here illustrate the type and variety of tin work I do. Please inquire as to what work is available. I welcome custom orders and will be happy to discuss a personal piece with you.

Artist's Background:
Jeanne's singular designs were influenced by her Industrial and Interior Design background. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute with additional studies in sculpture, weaving, watercolors and silver jewelry. She spent 30 years as a designer of graphics & interiors in New York City before moving to Taos, New Mexico in 1995.

Statement
All of my pieces are completely handmade using simple tools such as chisels, snips, pliers & nails. Dimension & surface texture are achieved by wrapping, soldering, stamping & the use of directly applied chemical patinas and hot patinas created with a torch. I also incorporate reverse painted glass, wirework, copper, dye glaze, stained glass and most recently, my own seed beadwork. I have been experimenting for some time with the use of color applied to metal & have developed a process which I call “dye glaze”. The color, consisting of a mix of dye with a binder, is applied by brush in many layers which is then set aside to cure achieving a depth of color & transparent glow. My goal is to take tin art out of the domain of traditional Spanish Colonial design & push it into a more multi faceted & contemporary look taking it beyond the realm of a craft.

Gallery Affiliation:
Magpie Gallery
Overland Ranch Complex
1405 Paseo Norte
Taos, NM
781-248-0166

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