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Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Featured Artist: January 3 - February 27, 2022
Calisse Browne is originally from Indiana where she attended Indiana University studying business. Her professional career started as a consultant computer programmer, working for various corporations in Indiana and Colorado. Her career transitioned from computer programming to internal audit wo...rk for a major Bell company. She moved from the Bell company to a major healthcare company where she obtained her Masters in Healthcare Management and became a Staff Vice President of Internal Audit. She recently retired from the corporate world to the life of an artist.

Steve Browne was born in South Africa but came to the United States to attend college. He never returned to South Africa. After completing a Ph.D. in Criminology, he worked as a criminal justice researcher for the City of Denver and then moved into executive management in the Denver Department of Safety which is a combined Police, Sheriff and Fire department. In addition to creating artwork, he now teaches criminology at Regis University.

They started their copper art by creating flame-painted copper jewelry. Calisse started working with metal by taking jewelry metal-smithing classes at the Denver School of Metal Arts. She initially worked with silver but added copper to the metals she enjoyed using. One evening, Steve drove her to an enameling on copper class where Calisse bought him a seat in the class. He enjoyed the class and began working with enamel and copper.

About three years ago, an interest in painting larger copper wall art pieces developed. This prompted Calisse and Steve to take a class to acquire a better understanding of the physics of fire painting. They went to the Ozark Folk Center in Arkansas where they learned from the couple that discovered flame-painted copper many years ago . The better understanding of the art's form science motivated Calisse and Steve to experiment with various torches and techniques to transfer the process used on jewelry to larger copper wall pieces. With much experimentation, practice, and testing of various torches, they successfully transferred the learned jewelry techniques to larger wall art pieces.

"We are very fortunate in that we work well together and complement each other's abilities. Every piece is touched by both of us. Yet, we can independently perform every component of the fire painting process. We brainstorm each piece and, through discussion and experimentation, push our understanding of working with copper to enhance our art. There is much satisfaction from collaborating on each piece."


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Fine Silver Pendant with Emerald CZ Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Precious metal clay fine silver (.999). Precious metal clay is a clay that is formed and fired in a kiln. The binders are burnt out leaving fine silver (.999 silver content). Chain is serling silver (.925).
Fine Silver Triangle Pendant with Amethyst CZ Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Precious metal clay fine silver (.999). Precious metal clay is a clay that is formed and fired in a kiln. The binders are burnt out leaving fine silver (.999 silver content). Chain is serling silver (.925).
Heart Bowls Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Heart Bowls are each unique wioth random designs and coloring. The bowls are hand cut, filed and hammered into a bowl with a clear acrylic finish that is used on auto mobiles.

Flame painted copper is both an art and a science. The art is the artist negotiation with the copper to create the design the artist has in their mind. The science is understanding the oxidation process and developing a methodology that allows the artist to consistently control the color and technique for "painting" the copper with a torch. Up to 14 colors can be achieved using only a propane/oxygen torch (no chemicals or paint).

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Heart Bowls

Copper - flame painted - 4.5 x 4.5

$30 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Hearts Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Wall Heart's are each unique with random designs and coloring. The hearts are hand cut and filed with a resin coating.

Flame painted copper is both an art and a science. The art is the artist negotiation with the copper to create the design the artist has in their mind. The science is understanding the oxidation process and developing a methodology that allows the artist to consistently control the color and technique for "painting" the copper with a torch. Up to 14 colors can be achieved using only a propane/oxygen torch (no chemicals or paint).

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Hearts

Copper - flame painted - 5 x 5

$30 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Morning Song Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, abstract, with glass bird.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Morning Song

Copper - flame painted, glass inset - 24 x 10

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Mystic Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: 'Mystic' was created by letting the subconscious mind guide the artistic design.

Flame painted copper is both an art and a science. The art is the artist negotiation with the copper to create the design the artist has in their mind. The science is understanding the oxidation process and developing a methodology that allows the artist to consistently control the color and technique for 'painting' the copper with a torch. Up to 14 colors can be achieved using only a propane/oxygen torch (no chemicals or paint).

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Mystic

Copper - flame painted - 14 x 14

$295 + Free Shipping
New Moon Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, tree.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

New Moon

Copper - flame painted - 12 x 7

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Nurture Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, with glass tree.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Nurture

Copper - flame painted, glass inset - 10 x 6

$110 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Propensity Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, abstract

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Propensity

Copper - flame painted - 13 x 8

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Red with Black, Blue & White Enamel pendant Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Enamel on copper, stainless steel chain
Rhythm Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, abstract.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Rhythm

Copper - flame painted - 10 x 6

$89 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Salishan Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, with glass tree.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Salishan

Copper - flame painted, glass inset - 12 x 7

$225 + Free Shipping
Smith Rock Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, depicting Smith Rock in Bend, Oregon.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Smith Rock

Copper - flame painted - 6 x 10

$89 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Soul Mates Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Flame painted copper, two trees.

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Soul Mates

Copper - flame painted - 13 x 8

$195 + Free Shipping
Starry Night Revisited Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: The ability to control the copper's oxidation process to create an interpretation of Van Gough's 'Starry Night' was a challenge piece for the artists.

Flame painted copper is both an art and a science. The art is the artist negotiation with the copper to create the design the artist has in their mind. The science is understanding the oxidation process and developing a methodology that allows the artist to consistently control the color and technique for 'painting' the copper with a torch. Up to 14 colors can be achieved using only a propane/oxygen torch (no chemicals or paint).

Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories

Starry Night Revisited

Copper - flame painted - 6 x 10

$99 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
Sterling silver adjustable ring (TOFAJ5) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925)
Sterling silver adjustable ring (TOFAJ6) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925)
Sterling silver adjustable ring (TOFAJ7) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925)
Sterling Silver Dragonfly pendant with Fine Silver Bezel and Diamond CZ Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling Silver (.925) and Precious metal clay fine silver (.999). Precious metal clay is a clay that is formed and fired in a kiln. The binders are burnt out leaving fine silver (.999 silver content). Chain is serling silver (.925).
Sterling Silver earrings (TOFAJ16) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925), sterling silver ear wire
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Sterling Silver earrings (TOFAJ16) by Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories
Sterling Silver earrings (TOFAJ22) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925), sterling silver ear wire
Sterling silver earrings (TOFAJ4) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925), sterling silver ear wire
Sterling silver hand hammered earrings Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925), sterling silver ear wire
Sterling Silver hand hammered earrings (TOFAJ18) Fine Art by artist Steve and Calisse Browne, Metal Memories - Description: Sterling silver (.925), sterling silver ear wire