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Ring of Fire

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2007, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through March 4
Burnett Gallery

Jim Joyce sculpture Ring of Fire is an artist blacksmith exhibit with the reception February 10, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and closing March 4.

Jim Joyce's work will feature sculpted metal human, animal and bird forms. Sculpture sizes will vary from tabletop and wall mount to larger freestanding floor designs. Other original offerings will include interior lighting sconces of hand blown glass within delicate forged alloy cradles, and lighting fixtures combining steel, bronze, copper and mica.

Gert Rasmussen forges sculpture, bowls, candleholders, lamps, chairs and other items for the home and beyond.

Gerd Rasmussen sculpture Gerd Rasmussen sculpture Jim Joyce sculpture

About the Artists

Jim Joyce
At his Sonoma coast studio, Mr. Joyce forges architectural metalwork, sculptures, individual household accessories and personal gift items. Lighting fixtures, railings, gates, fireplace screens and enclosures are examples of some of Mr. Joyce's architectural work.

His home and garden sculpture work often melds stone or burl and metal. For specific room remodel work, such as kitchens, baths or dining rooms, Jim can fashion to one style door and cabinetry hardware, lighting, brackets, curtain rods and holders, etc from any one of several alloys, including stainless steel, silicon bronze, brass and copper or mild steel.

In recent years more people have begun to request Jim's personalized forged items to be used as gifts for special holiday, birthday and anniversary celebrations, in a return to more lasting and personalized gifts.

Gert Rasmussen
Gert Rasmussen lives and works on the Mendocino coast.

Gualala Arts Center is located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, California, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays, and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.