Non-ceramic & edc
I diversified into 'every day carry' (aka 'pocket art') following a chance collaboration 'worry stone' project in 2020 with extraordinary metal sculptor Chris Bathgate. Organic 'Sliders' cast in lead-free pewter were among my first solo output. If items state already SOLD, why not commission a piece for yourself or visit my Etsy shop for new stock not shown here?
The second release SemiQuaver fidget carries the suffix M to denote it is held together only by magnetism. Compare this image to the Articulated Quadglobes on my webpage called Ceramicano, the bolt-together theme of my raku practice that arose to sidestep thermal shock issues in ceramics fired in the fast & brutal raku fashion? That accidental piece inspired the Quaver fidget held together with Bookscrews, the move to magnets came from a misunderstood request by a user who actual wanted magnets in addition to bookscrews to get an extra snap!
The SemiQuaver PBS with blue glass meltbead highlight, attended by a 3D printed DemiSemiQuaver (& with a larger relative called Quaver) is a fidget theme inspired by my ceramic Articulated Quadglobe. I'm hopeful this will elicit some interest from the EDC community as I believe there is potential in its novel function. Already the next iteration after this bookscrew fixing version is on the bench utilising magnets to hold it together. This gives a totally different feel to the previous version and has a click function in addition to its novel roll/squeeze manipulation. There isn't another fidget like it.
Customised Cicada C1 ('1202 alarm') slider with cellular-cratered bean and glass bead insert produced to commission. SOLD.
The Fish Biscuit Mini slider came from the same cuttlebone cast but trimmed down to 2/3 size & 2/3 weight of the original it is less of a handful. 10 units only made and most are customised by the addition of glass inserts to both faces making each a one-off. You may find one still in Etsy store?
My first mix of tech in EDC: the usual expressed hand-carved cuttlebone texture harks back to the casting process used for thousands of years. The secreted magnet array master 'buck' was 3D printed in resin and melded to a resin cast of the carved cuttlebone and a mould made to cast composites in recycled pewter. Recycled brass cover plates (between the two cast sides) were integral to the 3 prototypes but omitted in the final release (7 units) to maximise the magnets' pull. ALL SOLD.
'Nu Moon' custom T2 slider cuttlebone texture tablet with cratered bean. All recycled lead-free pewter with remelted glass bead detail. 6mm x2mm magnets. 4 made each with different bead colour. ALL SOLD.
The last all-wood prototype waveform 'worry stone' with a Bathgate 'gem' insert in Amboyna burl. SOLD
A custom T2 slider with Bathgate amboyna burl insert. SOLD.
C1 'cicada' slider in pewter with removable wood 'gem' - this one NFS (a few all-pewter customised examples did find their way to the US and Canada.)
Modified oloid. A prototype #1 spraypainted ceramic oloid with cast pewter fixed 'bean'. NFS
Tablet T2 - Slider (all pewter version). visually identical to Tablet T1, but the 'bean' slides over an array of magnets.
The Sign Up for Tablet T2 - Slider, included versions with surplus wood 'jewels' from my collaboration 'worry stone' project with Chris Bathgate in the US (they were far too beautiful not to use in one form or another!)
Tablet T1 - all cast pewter. Here a polished 'bean' fixed in a textured case design originated in carved cuttlebone. This was my first Sign Up. Sporadically available in my Etsy shop.
The collaboration 'trlilobite' (top view, modified with glass beads), and the original Tablet 0 - worry stone. Both cast pewter.
A 2021 collaborative project that never materialised, these 'half coins' have a flat, polished reverse contrasting beautifully with the cuttlebone textured obverse. Available.
An alluring side benefit of the 'trilobite' worry stone was its tendency to curve pleasantly when a group got together! Black Palm and Desert Ironwood wood 'jewels' by Chris Bathgate.
A prototype #2 modified oloid in porcelain proved too involved to consider for the collaboration Sign Up. But, like its sister prototype #1 this may be resurrected for commissioned one-offs?
Hybrid 'trilobite' slider - all pewter with sliding 'bean'. (3 made, 2 SOLD, 1 available.)
Parian 'pillow' waveform worry stone with fixed glow-in-the-dark 'bean'. (2 made, 1 SOLD, 1 available). In my Etsy store now.
Parian 'pillow' waveform worry stone with fixed glow-in-the-dark 'bean'. (2 made). In my Etsy store now.
Parian 'pillow' worry stones with fixed glow-in-the-dark and polished pewter 'bean' options (unedited image) . Available in my Etsy store now.
Pewter 'trilobite' with glow-in-the-dark fixed 'bean'. (2 made, both SOLD).
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Pewter 'comb' worry stone with fixed Desert Ironwood 'bean'. A one-off later re-shaped, polished and wood insert removed).
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'Button B2' cuttlebone texture cast pewter fidget stone in two identical parts. Separated by a thrust bearing and held together by a central, hub magnet the two halves are handheld and rotated with the thumb. Five made, all SOLD.
Solid pewter (lead-free) pillow waveform worry stone with cuttlebone and polished finishes. The dimple also holds/displays a 9mm round neatly! Available.
House_of_flob is a recent venture - pocket art with character. This first iteration is a limited edition of coin-sized 'HeartFlobs', in cuttlebone texture and polished smooth versions. Some with heart transplants of metal or mother of pearl, others with glass eye(s) but every one is unique and all are created from materials recycled in my Floboratory!