PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
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.
- by Nicolette Absil, 2014 Peters Valley/crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient
While I was at Peters Valley to learn, and did learn so much more than I could've hoped, I think overall the most important thing about my trip was community. Often times, as makers, craftswomen/men, artist, or as a hobbyist we do not have the chance to physically spend time with our peers. Regardless of whether the talk at dinner is about your chosen medium to work in, or how many desserts you're going to have (the food at PV was pretty good!) - it's the fact that we all share this common thread. Something we're all passionate about. That is the greatest thing about these past five days... to be able to connect with weavers, photographers, woodworkers, blacksmiths, ceramists, enamelists, and just have a great time together because we have this greater thing in common.
Thank you to Peters Valley and Crafthaus for this great opportunity to study “Enameling in the Round,” with Harlan Butt! Follow the experience.
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