Archive for the ‘Astrolabe’ Category

Astrolabes for Sale

July 25, 2012

After considerable effort, I have developed a means to ship Astrolabes safely.

The finished Astrolabes can be safely shipped by securing each separate ring and packaging the entire assembly to prevent unwanted movement in transit.

I am pleased with this development and encourage you to visit the Agate Astrolabe Page to view the pieces for sale.  In adition to the agate centers, I have created some new models, including “floating ball” centers and decorative glass centers.

Astrolabes make excellent and truly unique gifts.

As always, I encourage and appreciate your comments and feedback.


2012 Placitas Studio Tour

April 24, 2012

The annual Placitas Studio Tour is approaching.  As always, it is Mothers’ Day weekend, May 12 and 13 this year. There are almost 50 individual artists and many different styles and media.

Come to Placitas and enjoy the scenery and wonderful art!

I’ve spent a lot of time this past year listening to people who bought pieces from me as well as others who have made valuable suggestions.  I’ve tried to incorporate these ideas and design some new pieces for this year’s Tour.  These are some examples that will be available:


A 10 inch by 15 inch cutting board, made of walnut with yellowheart accent stripes that can also be used as a serving tray.
A 12 inch square cutting board made of maple and red mahogany that is certain to start a conversation with friends or guests.
  A large diameter (20 inches) Lazy Susan made from Yellowheart with a Zia Sun inlay made of Red Coral.
  Another 10 inch by 15 inch Serving Tray with a Turquoise inlay depicting mountains.
  A very colorful paddle-shaped cutting board, bread board or serving piece made fro Padauk, Yellowheart and Walnut.
  I was fortunate to find this colorful pink agate which is approximately 6 inches in diameter.  I believe it made into an exciting astrolabe!
  I am very excited about this astrolabe!  I took a 4 inch wooden ball and suspended it in Plexiglas so that it appears to be “floating”.  The overall size of this Astrolabe is approximately 15 inches in diameter.
  This 20 inch bread/cutting board is the ideal gift for a New Mexico kitchen!
  This Serving Tray is sized to accommodate two full-size plates for dinner on the portal.


February 7, 2012

I recently completed an interesting project that expanded my perception of “landscapes”.  I incorporated a piece of agate into a wooden frame to capture the importance of natural minerals in the landscape.

After considering several forms, I settled on the concept of an Astrolabe. Each of the individual rings can be positioned independently so that the light captures the inherent variations in the mineral.  The overall dimension is determined by the size of the agate, but most are 12 to 15 inches in diameter.


I was pleased with the outcome and have made several more with different type of agate, including two spheres.  Finally, I used a piece of glass as the centerpiece.  I’ve created a separate Page for these Astrolabes.

I hope you find these as interesting as I have; I would appreciate your feedback.