A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

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The Cornershop

Posted by Vicky Saragouda on August 30, 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Artist Lucy Sparrow has hand stitched the entire contents of a corner shop. All familiar brands of grocery have been recreated in felt.…

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Enameling in the Round with Harlan W. Butt

Posted by Peters Valley School of Craft on August 29, 2014 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

The Fine Metals Studio was thrilled to have Harlan W. Butt on campus for "Enameling in the Round" ~ stunning work was done! Photo credit to our Fine Metal Artist Fellow Kristal! And we hope that Nicolette ~ Crafthaus Scholarship recipient enjoyed her time at Peters Valley School of Craft!…

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Back in the Workshop

Posted by The Justified Sinner on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The Pen Room - 8

After the travels and entertaining of the summer, I am back to a very autumnal Glasgow and my new students. As the dust settles on the new term, it has been good to be able to grab some time in the workshop to actually make…

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Materials Hard & Soft Last Call to Enter

Posted by Ana M. Lopez on August 28, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Last chance to enter Materials Hard and Soft. The deadline is September 5th. Please apply! I am the juror this year and am looking forward to seeing a great…

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A couple of group Exhibitions

Posted by Melissa Cameron on August 27, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

jewelry-from-down-under

Tis still the season for coinciding exhibitions!

In a few days two exhibitions will open in which I will have on display several of my recycled object works. One is here in the US at Taboo Studio in San Diego, and the other in Italy as a part of the…

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Low-Residency MFA - Flexibility and Community

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 26, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

The Low-Residency MFA Program at PAFA (to begin in Summer of 2015) is the ideal program for students who desire the community, support and rigor of a traditional MFA, but are seeking a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.  Similar to PAFA’s traditional MFA, the Low-Residency program focuses on independent studio work and is interdisciplinary in nature, welcoming a wide range of approaches to art making.

PAFA’s curriculum is focused to help…

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Joanna Gollberg: Collected, An Exploration of Travel Through Jewelry

Posted by Mike Holmes on August 26, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Joanna Gollberg: Collected

An Exploration of Travel Through Jewelry

VELVET DA VINCI

September 3 – 28, 2014…

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19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

Posted by Melissa Cameron on August 19, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Something for the Table, 2013. Myra Mimlitsch-Gray Hand wrought silver. 2.5x12x8" Reproduced with permission.

Announcing the 19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

Saturday, October 18th

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA…

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Purchase of ART or CRAFT Does NOT Purchase the Copyright or the Right to Copy

Posted by Harriete Estel Berman on August 19, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

With the rise of scanning, 3-D printing, maker-bot and a host of classes, the growth of craft has a new maker audience that wants to make without design skills or confidence in their creativity. So where do they find their ideas? You know....they copy.



Have you…

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Keystone Metals Forum October 24–26, 2014

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 19, 2014 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

The Keystone Metals Forum will take place at Touchstone Center for Crafts from Friday, October 24, to Sunday, October 26. The Forum is a great opportunity for jewelers and metalsmiths from across…
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