Cobalt Designworks is making the move from our small <400 sq ft space that has served us well in incubating the business into larger more comfortable digs that will allow us to grow. The single story cinder block building located in uptown Vancouver, WA was built in 1960 and has in the past been home [...]
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Now comes the fun part. I get to take the laser cut steel panels I showed you in the previous post and begin to form them into their intended shape. When we built the first Shapely I chose to construct an internal armature to support the 16 gauge shell (shown in the next two pictures) .
Although not done, Shapely Two is coming along well. What I had hoped to do with this project was share with you how we create one of our box construction metal sculptures and journal my thoughts along the way. Clearly I got ahead of myself and a lot of work has already occured to [...]
Although chilly and wet, installation of Shapely in Puyallup’s Outdoor Gallery collection went smoothly, and we are quite happy with how she looks standing in the corner of the city’s vibrant downtown park. Shapely “A childlike fascination with bright colors and puzzle pieces resurfaces as we play with vivid yet simple shapes; piecing them [...]
Shapely, our current work in progress, is moving along nicely. Shapely is a 9 foot brightly colored abstract piece that was juried into the Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery in Puyallup, WA. It will be in the exhibit along with several dozen other sculptures for 2 years; 2009 – 2011. Shapely is based on a small [...]
Artist Jennifer Corio and craftsman Dave Frei together create custom architectural and sculptural elements using a wide variety of metals and fabrication techniques. Our portfolio includes distinctive gates, railings, doors and signs that provide our clients with a dual composition of art and function. We also design and build sculptures for public and private collections. We enjoy [...]