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An Ode to the Pacific Northwest in Bremerton, WA

Who’s going to let a little rain stop them? Not the new woman in town in Bremerton, Washington. Dave and I recently delivered our 6-foot sculpture Despite the Rain to Pam Bykonen, Arts Commission clerk for Bremerton and our main contact for the project.

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Treading Lightly

Dave and I view our business as an extension of who we are, so it only makes sense that we extend our passion for sustainability to the work we do.  Cobalt Designworks contributes to the health and well-being of Mother Earth in a myriad of ways: Our heirloom-quality architectural metalworks will last for generations. Metal [...]

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Ornamental Metal Gate Greets Lavender Lovers

Many of you have been keeping up with our driveway gate project  for owners of a new lavender farm in Woodinville, WA (Woodinville Lavender).  We recently installed it and wanted to share pictures of the final work of art.  The steel frame is powder coated with a faux rust color texture. The steel panels have [...]

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Public Sculpture for Bremerton, WA

Back in February of 2009 we received an exciting email that started like this:  Dear Jennifer & Dave:  Congratulations!  You have been chosen as one of the artists in the Sculptures on Pacific Avenue Project in Bremerton, Washington! This kind of news is music to the ear of any artist trying to make it in [...]

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Client as Artist, Metal Railing as Canvas

We recently created and installed this simple metal deck railing for clients in NE Portland.  Simple yes, but unique & stunning still the same due to the creativity of our clients.  They wanted to add an assortment of handmade colored glass tiles to the railing but didn’t know quite how.  After talking through some ideas we decided on [...]

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From a Child’s Eye; Our Son’s Foray into Metal Art

Our young son has always been a creative gift giver (a trait he must have gotten from his dad). The idea behind his new line of gifts started last year when he wanted to make something in the shop for his Grandma J. for her 80th birthday. Idea in mind, he sat down and drew [...]

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Shapely Two Takes Shape

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 [...]

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SouthWest Style in the SouthEast

We are officially bi-coastal!  We installed this railing for my mother & stepfather over the holidays in Durham, North Carolina.  We’re quite relieved that all the pieces survived the freight trip and that our long-distance measuring proved accurate.  For the story behind the railing, click here. ( Note the nice NC sunshine in December — [...]

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A Sexier, Shapely Sort of Sculpture

As we wind down from several architectural projects that have been keeping us hopping, Dave and I are finding the mental space and time to focus on sculpture.  I’ve been busily applying for calls-for-artists (’tis the season) while Dave’s been refining some of my sculpture designs using Rhino 3-d modeling software.  Lately I’ve been hot on making [...]

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Shots around the Studio

I went around with my camera today taking photos of our goings on.  We recently got this southwestern porch railing back from powder coat.  Next stop, palletize & ship to North Carolina.   Laser cut parts for the ribbit railing.   Rust happens! Natural oxidation in action on the railing we built for our house [...]

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