Thursday, October 29, 2015

What's Next??

The artists who will show their work for November are
Esau Rodriguez and Andrew Masseo.

Here are their statements--


I have been a professional artist for 10 years in realism, controversial art and pop cultural art. Voted one of most versatile artist of SW FL by Pulse magazine. Originally from Mexico and also a Professional Chef.

My name is Andrew Masseo and I have lived in Gainesville for the last twelve
years. I've been fortunate enough to meet and learn from so many established 
people in this town and am thankful for all the opportunities and guidance 
awarded to me. Im just your everyday Sunday painter trying to good work, real 
work, with the little time I'm allotted to paint in this life. 


Friday, October 16, 2015

What's Up ???

The artists showing their work through October 31st are
Danny Lore & Jordan Borstelmann.
You can read their statements in the previous post.

Here are some examples of their work--



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What's Next ??

The artists who will be showing their work for October are
Jordan Borstelmann & Danny Lore.
They also both happen to be long time employees at Satchel's.

Their statements:


Danny has been collecting knives for as long as he can remember.  He has travelled the world with his band , Against All Authority, picking up knives along the way to add to his collection. "I would buy a knife and just study it. I'd look at the lines, the grind marks and the handles. I'd just stare at it and wonder how did they make this thing!?". One day a friend casually mentioned that he had been doing some blacksmithing for a few years. Danny asked him if he'd ever made a knife. His friend replied "No, but if you come over this weekend we can make one together." He's never looked back. Constantly working to refine his craft he's always looking for new handle materials and using different steel.  He's traveled to learn new techniques under knife makers that are considered to be masters in their field. Every knife that Danny makes is hand sculpted from the beginning to the end using a combination of of old school craftsmanship, artistry and modern technology.


I have been a blacksmith for 5 years, slowly gathering the tools and skills I need to practice my Art.  For the past two years I have been studying knife and tool making, which I consider to be the heart of the blacksmith's trade.  Each piece is as individual as a snowflake, forged with hammer and anvil into a beautiful and above all useful form.  I have also recently been teaching bladesmithing classes out of Leslie Tharp's studio and at the Florida Artists Blacksmiths Association's  annual conference.