"In all things be passionate"
A glass platter transforms
The making of the 4 piece "Cross" Zippo set
Hand engraving a Zippo using a rotary engraver.
Handcutting a stencil for sandblasting of 1 of the 4 Zippos to become part of "The Family" series.
Each piece in this series took nearly a day to complete as the design covers all faces except the bottom.
"The Family" finished - this series was displayed in a group art exhibition at Allegory Gallery in Christchurch (2004) prior to it's next stop, Bradford,PA,USA for the 2004 Swapmeet
Martine at work on a stencil at the Arts Centre Market in Chrischurch ...
... & in "I'm ready to sandblast" mode
Blasting booth, vacuum sealed pot & dust extractor
The plain slumped glass platter
Hand cutting the stencil & removing the first stage prior to deep blasting (carving)
Removing the second stage of the stencil prior to the final shallow blast
The finished piece showing the 2 stage blast
A close up of the carving
The original hand drawn art
The computer produced stencil prior to affixing it to the Zippos