golden goodness

A new pendant and stacking ring set for the portfolio.


category: website
04 / 18 / 2007


insert what where?

Insert Art Here

The McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N Tennessee St
McKinney, TX 75069

Saturday, December 9th
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The show features twelve artists from North Texas and benefits The Samaritan Inn, Collin County's only shelter. Make another's Christmas bright while you shop for hand made chocolates, wrought iron, glass, sculpture, fine jewelry, leather, photography, pottery and more.

For more information, please see the insert art here website.


category: events
02 / 20 / 2007


what's with the foo?

The current front door image was taken last year as a test of a new macro photography set-up I put together at the studio. It was literally the nearest small item at hand, so I used it to see if everything was in focus.

I'm a terrible photographer, and digital is the only way I could afford to waste so much film. While I occasionally manage to stumble into a decent image for my portfolio, I generally leave such tasks to the professionals and concentrate on simply documenting things for future reference.

The Foo in question was the first thing I shot with the new rig, and in my estimation it actually looked pretty good. More importantly, it amused me to no end.

The bulk of my childhood was spent on the East coast, land of Yankee accents and Chinese restaurants. Outside the best of them were a pair of proud Foo, ostensibly looking out for the owners and their patrons.

Children generally accept mythology as fact on first encounter, so the legends of the Foo led me to feel comforted by the presence of these cute but noble beasts. More importantly, as adorable as they were, I feared them just a little bit. They did, after all, tear interlopers into Mu Shu Person.

To this day I pat them on the head affectionately when I encounter them, hoping they know that I mean harm to no one beyond a bowl of Kung Pao Chicken.


category: playing
02 / 09 / 2007


next stop

Another chance to see our fine art in a schoolyard setting.

St. John's Episcopal School's 5th Annual Holiday Markeplace

Saturday, November 11th 10am - 5pm
Sunday, November 12th Noon - 3pm

848 Harter Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218


category: events
11 / 07 / 2006


this weekend

30th Annual Lakewood Home Festival and Market

Saturday, November 4th (10 am - 5 pm)
Sunday, November 5th (11 am - 5 pm)

Lakewood Elementary School
3000 Hillbrook Street
Dallas, TX 75214

for more information


category: events
11 / 02 / 2006


the crazy lady down the street

art and gifts at nan's

click to download e-vite


My neighbor, sculptor Nan Phillips, has a worse problem than having become the local "cat lady". It seems she's developed a completely out-of-control infestation of artists.

Rather than spraying for these pests like a sane person, she's decided to allow them to run amuck. By this weekend, I imagine they will have completely taken over her lovely home.

art & gifts @ nan's

October 21st & 22nd

Saturday, 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, Noon to 6 PM

Nan Phillips Studio
395 Sandhill Drive
Richardson, TX 75080



Nan Phillips
sculpture and glass

Russ Sharek
The Morpheus Company
fine jewelery

Deana Hinchcliff
Primal Earth
pyrographic art and leather sculpture

Jay Silber
Kestrel Ridge Forge
wrought iron

John DeBaun
Twisted Individuals
sculpture and masks


category: events
10 / 17 / 2006


new goodies

There's a couple of noteworthy additions to the site.

First off, the first official "art cameo" hit the portfolio today.

A big thanks to Jay Silber of Kestrel Ridge Forge, for loaning me some of the very artwork that inspired the finial pendant.

Hopefully, as opportunity presents itself, I'll be able to add more art cameos to the site.

Speaking of images, I've also added an image that I have lost, found, lost again and finally found once more. I'm posting it to keep it found as much as I am to answer the question "Can Mitsuro be cast in white gold?"


category: website
10 / 15 / 2006


chateau des arts

Chateau des 
Arts x3

Last year, I became involved in a benefit for the North Texas Food Bank called Chateau des Arts. We had a great time and raised a metric ton o' cash for a worthy cause. I recently found out that The Morpheus Company has been invited back for a return engagement, so I'm working frantically to try and put together a body of work good enough to fool everyone into thinking I actually belong somewhere as nice as this show.

Do me a favor, show up.

It's a great event, an important cause and the host is a winery that serves a terrific glass of Syrah.

Chateau des Arts

October 13-14, 2006

Times Ten Cellars
6324 Prospect Avenue
Dallas, TX 75214

For more information:

There are VIP tickets available which get you in the door, valet parking, dinner and a glass of wine. I have a few of these on hand at my studio, and more can be purchased directly from times ten cellars.


category: events
10 / 03 / 2006


show calendar

The Morpheus Company events calendar can now be permanently found at this URL:

More detailed information about each event can be found on the linked websites, or here on the news page as it becomes available.


category: events
09 / 20 / 2006


portfolio updated

A recently completed wedding band has been added to the portfolio.


category: website
09 / 19 / 2006


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