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Jim Milner 2016




Naja Featured Artist Interview:

Jim Milner

Naja Art Gallery  2016


What got you into working with metal and stones?

In 1999, I moved into the Hyland Hills recreation district and started getting their catalog. I thought this silversmithing sounded interesting. FINALLY, I signed up for Beginning Silversmithing in January 2005. The silversmithing led to the lapidary.

How long have you been making?

Since grade school. I have always enjoyed art.

What techniques or process do you prefer? Why?

Lately I have been doing more cabbing, although I love fabrication and casting. Still looking for my niche.

How would you describe your style/makings?

Random and disjointed. I make a lot of one off things based on a rock or other idea of a look I want to try.

Do you have a new skill or technique you would like to learn/implement?

I would like to spend some time carving rocks into fun and interesting shapes.

What is your favorite or most used tool?

I really like the 6” jeweler’s ruler with inches and metric and a ring size gauge. Lately I have been using my cabbing machine most often.

What is your current/next project?

1-Emptying my boxes of ½ completed things. There are way too many.

2-I want to cut a ear gauge.

3- I also want to master an impression die I recently bought. It’s been a difficult thing; or I need some better tools.

If there is any part of your craft that you could share with others, what would it be?

The fire, I would share the fire.

Who or what has inspired your work?

Bill Whitehead and all the other good folks at the Baker Center. And also all of the talented people I get to see everyday that I am at work at The Naja.