Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Busy Busy Bees

Pete and Steve worked on the FireScreens for some orders; they take a very long time and a keen eye to craft.  Much care and attecntion to detail goes into each and every weld.

TA Out

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grind and Drill

Steve grinds metal for Bryan's memorial bench at Lafayette made with piece Bryan had found in some of the Roebling buildings here in Trenton.  The buildings are often filled with interesting metal odds and ends that we later use in our functional art pieces.


The piece as is stands now...just need some clear poly and she's good to go.


Another busy day at the TA.  Leon Rainbow and Kasso dropped by and is working across the street on the Galamo for Saturday's Garden Fest.  Their protege is taking lessons from the masters; add another homie to the club!  Things are shaping up for a great summer of Art in at the Trenton Atelier

Monday, May 23, 2011

Steve's First Day

Steve Markus has joined the crew here at the TA for the summer as an intern.  Very hard working and honest guy, looks to learn about the artistic welding trade and how to run a small business.  Looking forward to see his visions become reality and help along the TA.

Steve straightens rebar while joe organizes some items for the B Home.


Mr. Abrams payed a visit to the Atelier today to see hs lovely young son, Pete, and help out with some house work.  Thank you Mr. Abrams!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Boo b trap

Seduced by the dream of an all bamboo structure
Trying to work the joints with overlap and no sleeve
Am convinced it's possible
Much to the chagrin of Graham and Eric
They want to tell me no
Politeness rules at the shop

Thursday, May 19, 2011

B boo home

Tweaking the design to incorporate bamboo
Local organically harvested

Try as I may to take the high road on the name
The b boo home really really really wants to b the boo b home


Started the day interviewing Steve Markuys for an intern position.  Seems like a smart, intelligent,a nd creatiev young man.  Has a positive attitude and studies engineering...smarty pants!  

Joe Capon bends some rebars straight for later use in FireBowls and functional art.  He also heat-treated some bamboo for use in the B Home.  Great job Joe, keep up the spirit!

Flip and Erik helped the Johnson's with their bikes.  Little guys are growing up quickly...a little shy but they are an inspiration.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

B boo

Erik testing bamboo as a structural component for the B home

Hoods 2 Woods

Rainy monday gardening..


The shot: staged. The comradery: authentic.


Check out those strawberries.


Nick loves bamboo.



Flip and Martin spark up a bowl.


It was time to get out of town. Luckily Jen brought her retrofitted retrobus.

We spent the night down by the river. Since nobody took any pictures, here is a poem about it.


On the Delaware's misty banks,

we forraged in search of dry planks

and at last we can give thanks-

a fire now roars

and the collective spirit sours.


The tents are pitched, the sun is set

The fire burns hot, the air grows wet.

Erik and Martin brave the night.

In the blue bus, the rest sleep tight.


Morning came, and we returned to the shop. Erik and Graham took some artsy photos.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

TA Summer Kickoff Heats It Up

Had a great party/tour here on friday. A small crowd gathered round for squash, sculptures and a little music. An inspirational night for all.


Checking out some sculptures


Graham and Kelly jam

The back yard is primed for a garden

Pete presents the B Home

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Erik ,Graham, Ben,Adam,Micheal, Dan , Michele and I gathered at 220 today to pay homage to an incredible man who left us too early .

There is much work that will be shouldered by one less.

And we are ready