Category Archives: Met Mirror

Day 3 – Topping it Off

On the very top of this mirror is an elegant cartouche. When we first saw the various motifs, I imagined this one to be simpler and easier to execute than the angry bird, but that was definitely not the case. … Continue reading

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Day 2 – The Angry Pelican Bird

Hard to believe 4 grown men can have a great day hanging out in a basement carving mirror elements, but it’s true. The focus of today’s activities was on the bird near the bottom of our Rocco mirror. It seemed … Continue reading

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Big Weekend in the Big City

It’s an exciting double-header of sorts. Friday will be a day spent studying finishing from a group of experts in St. Paul. Our plan is to take the Townsend table from raw wood through at least the coloration steps for … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror on the wall

Not sure why, but the mirrors I look into never seem to show the fairest of them all. So perhaps it’s time for a new mirror…and a grand carving challenge. Details of which can be found on the Metropolitan Museum … Continue reading

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