An update! Well, that must mean its the middle of December and I’ve finally wrapped my final exams. Damn…it feels good to say that. This was a busy winter.
So, blah blah blah, here’s a Steampunk bass. Check it!
I’ll post a demonstration video shortly. This was the first of a series of instruments I am working on.
Here is a short video detailing the movement of a piece I made over the summer.
Posted in Automata, Commissions, Orchestra Von Slatt, Steampunk
Tagged automata, automaton, Handemade, Kinetic Sculpture, Puppet, Purpleheart, Steampunk, Walnut, Wood
Just a quick update on what I’ve been up to and a couple pictures I wanted to post of recent commissions! Aaaaaaaand, I’m having a baby! Well, my wife is, I’m not, but there is going to be a baby around in the next couple months so I will be taking a short break (break date is birth time dependent). I’ll put up a post with the good news likely sometime in January.
Anyways, back to business. Now that I’ve got the shop set up again I’m taking steps to get moving on some new gear. I’m finishing up some concept work for upcoming projects, some of which I am hoping to get in to the production phase by the end of the year. These will mostly be smaller fare as I’m working on a few ‘signature’ models (that I can keep the Etsy store stocked with. I’m hoping to announce release dates and the price point shortly. Also, I will not be available for commission work until January. My schedule is full until the New Year but please contact me if you are interested in a piece and we can work out a timeline.
Custom Case. Maple, pine, brass.
Its that time! With the Victoria Steam Expo II (@VicSteamExpo on Twitter) right around the corner I’m putting the finishing touches on all my gear and packing up for a drive to the city. Its been a ridiculously busy couple of months. Juggling show preparations, commissions, school and a house move.
Click the poster to go to the Expo site!
If you don’t know what Victoria Steam Expo II is you should really head over to their website, poke around, give them your money, and then come to the event where you can throw more dollars (or just some positive vibes!) at the many talented artists, authors, and musicians in attendance. It is definitely going to be an excellent time and I’m really looking forward to it. Come and find me at the top of Craigdarroch Castle and say hi, I will be in attendance for the duration.
Everything that I’m bringing to the show (with the exception of one piece) has been made especially for the show itself. Its all new, never before seen stuff including two new pairs of wings, a new amplifier, and some other interesting goodies. If you want to see the new gear you gotta come out! GIT YO TICKET.
Been MIA for the last month but I’m finally catching up and getting around to posting some pics. Sorry for the quality but I haven’t unpacked my camera yet (it’s in there somewhere) so its just dirty old iPhone 3g pics. Anyways, brass tacks, here are some sneak peek photos of what I’m working on for the upcoming Victoria Steam Expo II (Sept. 24th & 25th, Craigdarroch Castle VICTORIA BC).
Steampunk Cathedral Guitar Amp
Steampunk Bass Guitar
Pipe Organ Playing Automaton
Steampunk Icarus Wings MK4 (Size Large; A small will also be coming)
Posted in Automata, Orchestra Von Slatt, Steampunk, Steampunk Amp, Steampunk Guitar, Steampunk Wings
Tagged Amp, ash, automata, automaton, bass, Black Walnut, Brass, cabinet, furniture, Guitar, Icarus, Steampunk, Steampunk Amp, steampunk bass, steampunk furniture, Steampunk Wings, Wings, woodworking
BUSY! Been working on a ton of stuff trying to get ready for the upcoming VicSteamExpo. Anyways, here is a quick run down of what I’m doing, what is coming up, and a few new policies and bits of news.
1. Victoria Steam Expo 2: An upcoming show that I am beyond flattered to be the featured artist for. I’ve been working like mad, and if you follow my twitter feed (@steampunk22) or follow me on Facebook (search Thin Gypsy Thief) you’ve seen the pics. At the show I will have a new amplifier, a new bass guitar, a new automaton, and several other pieces.
2. Vacation: I am taking 9 days off for some much needed R&R. During this time I will only be reachable by phone and text, I will likely be setting my email to autoreply.
3. Shop Relocation: I’m moving! Yessir. At the beginning of September I will be moving. This will also allow me to have a better shop arrangement and I will be able to work on bigger and better projects!
4. Commission Policies: Since I have been working on larger, and more expensive projects, I am now going to start requiring DEPOSITS on all works that are non-inventory purchases. If its a commission, I need 50% up front to cover materials cost etc.