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A Taste for Craft

With the rise and cult of Top Chef, more and more people are becoming self-ascribed foodies. Be it a cooking process, or a utensil; beyond the Flemish still life or Warhol soup can, craft and culinary arts are quickly becoming wonderful companions.

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Natalie Smith

Ring: 'Coral D', 2010
plastic, textiles, stainless steel, and sugar.
 

10.5 x 7 x 7.3cm

 

 

 

 

Natalie Smith

Brooch: 'Luminous Caverns' 2010
plastic, textiles, stainless steel and sugar

9 x 9.7 x 6cm

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Sotolongo
“Magical Animal”, 2010
sterling silver, brass
1.5" x 1.75" (pendant) 16" chain

 

 

 

 

Andrew Cooperman
“It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken, Ring-tisserie #4”, 2010
Sterling silver, 14k rose and yellow gold, bronze, rubber chicken

Forged, fused and fabricated
2" H

 

 

 

 

 

Harriete Estel-Berman

Cubist Futurism from Kitchinart”  (one in a set of four)                       

©1986    Harriete Estel Berman

Each piece designed to represent a different style vs. artistic era.           

Metal construction with painted finish and contact paper. Nickel plated blades and lettering.

Plexiglas top, Rubik’s cube pieces.

10" height x 8" width x 8" depth 

 

 

 

Harriete Estel-Berman
"Everready Working Woman, 1982"


Copper and brass construction with painted or nickel-plated finish. Operating spark gun seen through the yellow plastic window. Lipstick cartridge in the handle, and six-color eye shadow compartment housed in raygun body. Other details include drill chuck, optional mixing beaters, Wonder Woman electric cord lariat with suction cup plug. Sterling silver letters on back dome reads: mixer, raygun, hot air, and drill.

8.5" body length x 2.5" diameter x 7" height.

 

 

 

 

2Roses 

"Martini Glass"

 Stainless steel, mild steel, brass, color on metal, gold leaf 

 

 


 

2Roses in collaboration with Chet Brisco

"5 Blackbirds Bowl"
Dimensions: 5"w x 9"h
This bowl was a collaboration with wood turner Chet Brisco. Chet was unhappy with the rim of the bowl and was going to throw it away. That is a natural challenge for the Corliss' and they added the five blackbirds perched on the rim. The bowl never made it to a gallery and was sold to a major collector from Hawaii off of Chet's kitchen table.

Materials: Olive Wood, Ebony, Nickel

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Hall

Training Chopsticks: "Eat Like a Bird Too" 2010
Dimensions: TBD
Materials: copper, silver, cubic zirconia

 

 

 

 

 

Duncan Gowdy

Wine Bottle Table:
Dimensions: 25"h x 20"w x 20"d
Materials: cherry, maple, stain

Photo: Dean Powell

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Pack

"Baby Cakes"
Dimensions: Teapot: 4" tall, Cupcakes: 1½" x 1" wide.
Materials: copper, sterling silver, fine silver, 23k gold foil, laboratory grown rubies, acrylic paint

Photo: Tim Barnwell

 

 

 

 

Teresa Faris and Caryn Schnell

"Meat Platter"
Dimensions: 16" x 8" x 1.5"
Materials: Salt-lick, 23k gold

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Robinson

 "Transfixed Desolation"
Dimensions: 6
½"h x 5½"w x 2 5/16"d
Materials: copper, foam, sterling silver, steel plastic dip

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Kruk

"M&Matador and FlaM&Menco"
Materials: discarded candy wrappers

Charlotte's sculptural responses to a "Cease & Desist" letter she received from M&M/Mars in 2001. It's taken ten years to fabricate this conceptual answer to their unreasonable claims. To help illustrate the investment of time, each piece of trash on the "M&Matador is hand beaded by her alone...to bead one bag of M&M's takes 2 hours and 20 minutes.....and that's "timed" after she mastered the skill.

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Apostolou

"Cookie Holder"
sterling silver, chocolate chip cookie
6 x 0.8 x 3.2 cm



 

 

 


Joe Radermacher

"Consumption series: Shakers"
plastic, stainless steel, sterling silver
3.75" x  3" x 3"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe R. Apodaca
"Salmon Server"
Sterling silver, Oregon Sunstone. Fabricated, chasing, lapidary.

Dimensions: 9" long, height 3", width 4.5 "

 

 

 

 

Joe R. Apodaca
"Twisted" wine stopper; seamed, raised and fabricated
Sterling silver

Dimensions: 3.5" high, 1" wide


Carolyn Tillie
"Just Desserts Series - Nine Tartlet Brooch"
polymer clay, sterling silver
3.5 x  3.5 x 1 cm

Photo: Hap Sakwa

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Tillie
"Bento Box series - Assorted Nigiri Bracelet"
Gashapon (reclaimed Japanese gumball machine toys), sterling silver
9 x  9 x 2 cm

Photo: Richard Matzinger

 

 

 

About the Curator:

Carolyn Tillie obtained her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from CSULB in 1998. A week later, she started cooking school and was certified "Master Chef" from the Epicurious School in Los Angeles.

 

As a food-and-wine journalist, Carolyn's culinary writings have been published in Hugh Johnson's World of Fine Wine, Wine Business Monthly, Wines & Vines, and the Napa Register. As an artist, Carolyn's work provides a lighthearted and playful way for the wearer to express epicurean desires in an unexpected and imaginative way.  Her passion is to share a love of food and art through the creation of fashionably fun jewelry. Her work is currently being represented by a dozen galleries in five countries.

 

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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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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