L o s t   A r t i s a n

L O S T   A R T I S A N   P R O J E C T

A Lost Artisan is an artist practicing, teaching or studying techniques of a bygone era, quickly being forgotten by time and replaced by technology.

 

W E T   &   D R Y    C O L L O D I O N    N E G A T I V E    M A K I N G

Mark Osterman Choosing an Aperture by Katie Kukulka
Mark Osterman Pouring Collodion by Katie KukulkaPlate Drying Rack by Katie Kukulka  Salt Print Portrait of Katie Kukulka with Original Wet-Plate Collodion Negative

Osterman and Scully Skylight Studio Retouching Stand by Katie Kukulka
Favorite Details of Scully Osterman Skylight Studio by Katie Kukulka
Glass Plate Polishing Vice by Katie Kukulka
Wet-Plate Collodion Negative by Katie Kukulka

Wet and dry plate collodion negative making at the Scully and Osterman sylight studio in Rochester, New York.
images: glass plate retouching apparatus, choosing an aperture, one of my favorite details, pouring a plate, glass polishing vice, plate rack, original collodion negative, salt print portrait.

 

B L A C K S M I T H I N G

Blacksmithing by Katie Kukulka
Blacksmithing by Katie Kukulka
Blacksmithing by Katie Kukulka
Blacksmithing by Katie Kukulka

Blacksmithing by Katie Kukulka
Blacksmithing Tools by Katie Kukulka Blacksmithing by Katie Kukulka
Blacksmithing Forge at The Crucible in Oalkand California by Katie Kukulka

Metal manipulation at The Crucible forge in Oakland, California.
Images: tools on my anvil, forming the metal, wall of hammers, punching a hole, nearly done, oil bath, forge studio, finished product.

 

B E S P O K E   S A N D A L   M A K I N G

Sandal Making - Patterns by Katie Kukulka
Sandal Making - Custom Fitting by Katie Kukulka
Sandal Making by Katie Kukulka
Handmade Sandals by Katie Kukulka

Sandal Making - Examples by Rachel Corry Photos by Katie Kukulka
Sandal Making - Cutting Pattern Pieces by Katie Kukulka
Sandal Making - Achieving the Perfect Fit by Katie Kukulka
Sandal Making - Glue Drying by Katie Kukulka

Bespoke sandal making with Rachel Corry in San Francisco, California.
Images: sample sandals, patterns, tracing pattern, adjusting back strap, fitting sandals, gluing pieces, glue drying, the finished product.

 

B E E K E E P I N G   &   H O N E Y H A R V E S T I N G

Beekeeping by Katie Kukulka
Beekeeping by Katie Kukulka
Honey by Katie Kukulka

Beekeeping by Katie Kukulka
Beekeeping by Katie Kukulka
Beekeeping by Katie Kukulka

Honey harvesting and bee wrangling with Golden Harvest Beekeeping in Redwood City, California.
Images: examining the hive, firing up the smoker, subduing the hive, returning the comb, bees going about their business, fresh honey.

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