Friday, March 20, 2009

experiment with your creativity: march 29th

due to popular demand, we are adding another workshop during the month of March. in this workshop you will be able to make anything from cuff links to place card holders to pendants to keychains out of pewter. for 50 dollars, we will cast your original clay design into pewter. a demonstration of the casting process is given at the start of every workshop. after the demonstration, you will create your one design out of a special clay. we then bake the clay and prepare it for the mold making process. due to the time it takes to create molds, we do not cast your particular design that day. we do let students practice the casting process on existing molds. all creations are usually ready in 1-2 weeks.

Date: march 29th
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: $ 50
Location: f. is for frank studio

all supplies are included
for all ages
please email or call 214.749.0709 for reservations

f is for front page

we made the front page of Oak Cliff People! a special thanks to Silver Hogue for writing a fabulous article. pick up a copy if you are in Oak Cliff or you can check out the online version @

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

bracelet pictures

here are some bracelets that shannah and i have made recently.  these are the types of bracelets that you will be able to make in our bracelet workshop on sunday, march 15.  sign up!

Dallas Morning News shopping blog

Check us out in the Dallas Morning News Shopping blog.  Thanks to Allison V. Smith for the great shots and hook up!

Monday, March 9, 2009

desk and bookshelf

Jane Waggoner has just sent over these lovely photos. last year we collaborated with Jane Waggoner, a fabulous interior designer, on the creation and design of a bookshelf and a desk. the substantial, metal bookshelf is fabricated with steel. the shelves are painted a pristine white. this creates an interesting contrast with the existing, natural, steel finish.

the desktop is one of my favorites. first we created a steel border that holds 3 wooden panels. this desk is extremely long. we created the 3 sections not only for visual interest but for support, too. the panels were painted with a high-gloss, turquoise auto paint that you can literally see your reflection in. the desktop is supported by 4 modern filing cabinets jane purchased.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bracelet Workshop

Brace yourself.

in this workshop you will be making a pewter pendant bracelet with the option of connecting it with chain, leather or beading. first you will create your one pendant design using clay. you will then create the connection with the material of your choice. shannah and i will make a mold, then cast and polish your pewter piece and then connect the pendant to the bracelet. this process takes much more time than the workshop provides, but we will give you a demonstration of the casting process. your bracelet will be ready for pick up in 1 to 2 weeks.

date: Sunday, March 15, 2009
time:1-3:30 pm (might run longer)
cost: $75
location: f. is for frank studio
1216 manufacturing st dallas tx 75207

supplies are included
ages 10 and up
call 214.749.0709 or email for reservations

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We ♥♥♥ Fourply

FOURPLY is a collaboration between two interior designers and their significant others. Creators Beth (our friend) and Kevin Dotolo and Jake and Michelle Salz Smith have come together to create handmade, custom, wood objects from exotic, regional, and salvaged woods. They bring fashion forward, handmade, architectural wood designs. These designs can be found at the Nest in Snider Plaza.