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That's My Song

            "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" (originally by B. J. Thomas)     Raindrops keep fallin' on my head Just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bedNothing seems to fitOh, raindrops keep fallin' on my headKeep a-fallin'Cause I just done me some talking to the sunAnd I said I didn't like the way he got things doneSleeping on the jobOh, raindrops keep fallin' on my headKeep a-fallin'But there's one thing I knowThe blues they send to meet meWon't defeat meIt won't be long till happinessComes up to greet meTo greet...

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Banging Hair Styles

Banging Hair Styles

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I am simply amazed at how creative and innovative hair styling has become today!

Now, I see everyday people walking around proudly with the most unusual, colorful, highly stylized hairdos one could imagine. People often asked me about the wire hair styles that I create for my female sculptures. I often  hear them say with excitement " That Hair is Banging"!

The Herdew brand started and quickly developed into an artistic expression that sought after a different look for hair fashion and design . 

The concept of Herdew  started during the 90's. Now Banging Hair has become my signature work. To hear art patrons say " Now This is Something Different" is truly a compliment.

I place wire hair implants into the head of my work and place that work into a fiery furnace. This is unorthodox raku and for some, not a ceramic best practice. Few artist are willing to try this technique using wire implants because of the amount of time it takes and the potential loss or damage to the artwork.

It takes on average four hours or more to roll, twist, coil and bang out a style that fits the personality of  each work at hand.

I do not create Herdew styles exactly alike, however I usually incorporate  more than 40 feet of 16 gauge wire on each piece. So how to I do that?  Stay tuned! My next video blogs will demonstrate the following: 

  • Banged....    Hit with a hammer
  • Coiled......    With the needle nose pliers or drill
  • Twisted.....   By hand
  • Braided....    By hand
  • Crimped....   By hand 
  • Nappy Nap...By Hand

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Bead Making 101

Bead Making 101

 

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Meet and Greet Lester Jones

Meet and Greet Lester Jones

If I met you at an art exhibition, show, or crafts show, let me know who you are...Jog my memory. Comment about our conversation. I have some exciting news and a very special offer to you! No purchase at the time was required

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How do you know when it is finished?

How do you know when it is finished?

 

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