Vintage domestic irons (shown belowsit in my studio as both an iconic form and inspiration for my work.

  Photo Credit: Aryn Shelander

  Photo Credit: Aryn Shelander

Domestic irons are an important symbol as my maker's mark.

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My maker's mark is the image of a domestic iron. It looks like exactly like this. 
It even has an electric cord, and plug with two prongs. A maker's mark is the traditional way silversmiths, metalsmiths and jewelers stamped their work indicating the maker of the piece. 

My maker's mark is a pun on the fact that a hallmarking stamp is made from iron (steel) and a tribute to traditional tool of women's work - an iron.

You can see a larger image of this maker's mark below. Scroll down to see examples of my maker's mark on my work.

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My iron maker's mark on actual work.

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Campbell's Soup Flower PinActual size is 2 7/8"     

This pin is SOLD but there are many other Flower Pins
Look at the Flower Pin Collection  for fabulous examples of my work at modest prices. 

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This is a close-up view of the back for a chair titled Material Identity. 
The hallmark is in the yellow area right above the title.

I have made two sculptures based on domestic irons as form and metaphor.