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Brassworks Studio Mountmaking by Gavin Lee: the art of handcrafted museum mounts for art and artifacts

cleaned up my hand-me-down monkey wrenches #mountmaking with #oldtools
05/14/2019

cleaned up my hand-me-down monkey wrenches

#mountmaking with #oldtools

#mountmaking with museum board...
04/29/2019

#mountmaking with museum board...

working at the Bancroft Library and watching #peregrinefalcons  @ Bancroft Library
03/25/2019

working at the Bancroft Library and watching #peregrinefalcons @ Bancroft Library

brassworksstudio    another lap around the block of life... I started my #mountmaking carer with this daguerreotype and ...
03/24/2019

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another lap around the block of life... I started my #mountmaking carer with this daguerreotype and many others only to come back to them many years later... so grateful!

a few more daguerreotypes for the Bancroft Library #mountmaking  @ Bancroft Library
03/23/2019

a few more daguerreotypes for the Bancroft Library #mountmaking @ Bancroft Library

Opening tonight @californiahistoricalsociety  photography by #markruwedel  and an exhibit commemorating the 150th annive...
03/21/2019

Opening tonight @californiahistoricalsociety photography by #markruwedel and an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. #mountmaking @ California Historical Society

and we can't do without these!  #mountmaking  Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology  @ Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anth...
03/14/2019

and we can't do without these! #mountmaking Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology @ Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

finished #mountmaking Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology ... opens tonight... Thanks to everyone on the team! @ Pho...
03/14/2019

finished #mountmaking Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology ... opens tonight... Thanks to everyone on the team! @ Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

#mountmaking The Magnes  @ The Magnes
03/07/2019

#mountmaking The Magnes @ The Magnes

Gold 1876 Last  Spike connecting LA and SF by rail.  #mountmaking  for California Historical Society
03/01/2019

Gold 1876 Last Spike connecting LA and SF by rail. #mountmaking for California Historical Society

snuff bottles Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology  #mountmaking  with @elleceramica
02/16/2019

snuff bottles Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology #mountmaking with @elleceramica

who's got the betel nut?  we've got the cutters!  Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology #mountmaking with @elleceramic...
02/12/2019

who's got the betel nut? we've got the cutters! Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology #mountmaking with @elleceramica

#mountmaking  for Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology thanks @elleceramica ... Kanpi!  🍶
02/02/2019

#mountmaking for Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology thanks @elleceramica ... Kanpi! 🍶

#mountmaking @hearstmuseum with @elleceramica ... you know where you can put this...
02/01/2019

#mountmaking @hearstmuseum with @elleceramica ... you know where you can put this...

#mountmaking  with @elleceramica for Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology ... a few detail...
01/26/2019

#mountmaking with @elleceramica for Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology ... a few detail...

#mountmaking  with @elleceramica ... another one done for @hearstmuseum
01/26/2019

#mountmaking with @elleceramica ... another one done for @hearstmuseum

Egyptian beer cups.   #mountmaking with  @elleceramica
01/18/2019

Egyptian beer cups. #mountmaking with @elleceramica

got the heat bender going for some plexi #mountmaking
12/27/2018

got the heat bender going for some plexi #mountmaking

tis the season!  Thank you @elleceramica for the beautiful design and the #mountmaking adventures... Happy Holidays to a...
12/14/2018

tis the season! Thank you @elleceramica for the beautiful design and the #mountmaking adventures... Happy Holidays to all!

feels like endless #mountmaking ... 250+ artifacts, half way there!
12/01/2018

feels like endless #mountmaking ... 250+ artifacts, half way there!

A few old friends... may have made mounts for two of these ages ago for the "Silver and Gold" exhibit @oaklandmuseumca a...
11/03/2018

A few old friends... may have made mounts for two of these ages ago for the "Silver and Gold" exhibit @oaklandmuseumca and traveled to the @smithsonian American Art Museum.

These will be on view at the Bancroft @ucberkeleylibrary November 9th.

#mountmaking

made a mini roller bender attachment for my drill press vise... #mountmaking DIY tools!
10/30/2018

made a mini roller bender attachment for my drill press vise... #mountmaking DIY tools!

just the beginning of the long haul for the next #mountmaking project...
10/16/2018

just the beginning of the long haul for the next #mountmaking project...

#mountmaking with museum board for books and photographs at #BrassworksStudio .  Do what you gotta do!
10/09/2018

#mountmaking with museum board for books and photographs at #BrassworksStudio . Do what you gotta do!

#mountmaking with museum board for books and photographs at #BrassworksStudio .  Do what you gotta do!
10/09/2018

#mountmaking with museum board for books and photographs at #BrassworksStudio . Do what you gotta do!

09/22/2018

who needs a manicurist... what we do between #mountmaking projects...

need this for the next #mountmaking  project!
09/07/2018

need this for the next #mountmaking project!

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking for @themagnes - check out the new exhibits!
08/31/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking for @themagnes - check out the new exhibits!

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking for @themagnes a detailed inlay, part of an old lamp
08/31/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking for @themagnes a detailed inlay, part of an old lamp

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking for @themagnes - plate mounts
08/31/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking for @themagnes - plate mounts

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking and fixing/replacing the switch on the electric kettle...
08/24/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking and fixing/replacing the switch on the electric kettle...

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking detail of router templates for plexi plate mounts
08/24/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking detail of router templates for plexi plate mounts

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking -  involuntary art
08/24/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking - involuntary art

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking half oval tabs ready to go...
08/22/2018

#BrassworksStudio #mountmaking half oval tabs ready to go...

ivory repairs on Lauri's piano with custom made clamps from Brassworks Studio...
05/17/2017

ivory repairs on Lauri's piano with custom made clamps from Brassworks Studio...

a small case full of netsuke from Japan... amazing to see all the details up close.  The Phoebe Hearst Museum scheduled ...
03/09/2017

a small case full of netsuke from Japan... amazing to see all the details up close. The Phoebe Hearst Museum scheduled to open April 3, 2017... check it out!

Egyptian Mummy Portraits... it's very special to get to work with all these wonders from around the world at the Phoebe ...
03/04/2017

Egyptian Mummy Portraits... it's very special to get to work with all these wonders from around the world at the Phoebe Hearst Museum...

a Chinese Robe from Phoebe Hearst and huipils from Guatemala...  at the Phoebe Hearst Museum
03/04/2017

a Chinese Robe from Phoebe Hearst and huipils from Guatemala... at the Phoebe Hearst Museum

Having fun at the Phoebe Hearst Museum... installed prayer sticks from the Ainu people... maybe I should start making my...
02/23/2017

Having fun at the Phoebe Hearst Museum... installed prayer sticks from the Ainu people... maybe I should start making my own these days... ✊🏾

Baskets from the Karuk people of Northern California with the Ishi arrow points in the background... It's coming togethe...
02/22/2017

Baskets from the Karuk people of Northern California with the Ishi arrow points in the background... It's coming together at the Phoebe Hearst Museum...

some pics of the mount for the tripod cup from Southern Peru... one of the more fun paint jobs...  :)
02/10/2017

some pics of the mount for the tripod cup from Southern Peru... one of the more fun paint jobs... :)

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