DeFine Metal and Fiber

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DeFine Metal and Fiber

DeFine Metal and Fiber features works that combine metal with fiber or that are made of metal using fiber techniques. These works defy our expectations, showing us how artists are reaching across media boundaries to express themselves.

Members: 69
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2012

December 30, 2009- January 30, 2010



Lynette Andreasen
Shadow Series 2
found silver platter, embroidery

Lynette Andreasen
AZ4
copper, embroidery

Dixie Darling
Felt Ring #3
Brass, felted wool, found objects, glass beads, fresh water pearls, enamel paint

Dixie Darling
Felt RIng #4
Brass Felted wool, found objects, glass beads, enamel paint

This body of work slightly blurs the distinct line between metal and fiber in a whimsical and almost kitsch sort of way.

Jennifer Moss
Obscured bracelet
glass, nylon, pearls, silk, silver

Jennifer Moss
Burst brooch
Felted wool, pearls, silver

Jieun Lee
Human Relationship

Ashley Ernst
Cuff

Ashley Ernest
Silver, lace

Ashley Ernest
Silver, lace

Tracy McAlister Mackay
Together and apart
metal, paper collage, thread, digital photography
20cm x 20cm

Tracy McAlister Mackay
Eucalyptus Family
metal, paper collage, thread
50cm x 50cm

Amanda E. Stark
Organix 2
Copper, sterling silver, bronze, glass, felt, citrine

Gary Schott
Felt Ring
aluminum, steel, needle-felted wool, paint
3.5cmx 3.5cm x 6.5cm

Gary Schott
Felt Ring on body

Atticus Adams
Silver Lining

Vicky T. Hunt
Happy Horny Fungi
merino wool fiber, faux bone, sterling silver, natural raw diamond, UV resin
12cm above finger

David Choi
Bone Brooch
bone, wood, silver, wool, steel wire
4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"

Joan Dulla
Recreating Myself

Jill Baker Gower
Yellow Tutu brooch
silver, tulle
5.5" x5.5"x 1 1/2"

L.Sue Szabo
Ripple bracelet
Sterling Silver, mokume gane of nickel and copper, vintage metal beads, silk thread

Rickson
bronze, hair, resin

Miranda Lark Maher
Rat's Nest brooch
sterling silver, fine silver, human hair, dead mouse cast in shibuishi

Miranda Lark Maher
Repudiated #3
felted wool, vintage enamel brooch parts

Jennifer Moss
Dent
Felted wool, gold foil, sterling silver

Laura Wood
Sweet Potato II
Sterling silver, paper, wax, color pencil
The title “Sweet Potato” can be taken literally, or as a term of endearment, alluding to intimacy. The materials used in this brooch illustrate the tender qualities of skin and the human body.

David Choi
Untitled brooch
wood, porcelain, silver, wool, steel wire
4 1/2", 2 1/2", 1 1/2"

Thea Clark
Pollen brooch
Silver, needle and wet felted wool, peridot

Curator- Thea Clark

Thea Clark makes jewelry, combining fibers with metal for the last four years. Her work has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, as well as at wholesale and retail fine craft shows. She teaches at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ and at the Newark Museum. In 2008 she founded the New Jersey Metal Arts Guild.






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Comment by Lora-Lynn Kahler on December 24, 2010 at 1:02pm
I need some handwork to carry along on a trip to meet my new husband's family.  It might be a good time to experiment with macramé in wire.
Comment by Stevie B. on February 17, 2010 at 4:18pm
Love it!
Comment by Jessica Beels on January 11, 2010 at 8:30am
Fabulous show with a wonderful range of work! I love the interactions between connections/substructures/encasings. So nice to see so much successful cross-pollination of supposedly disparate materials and techniques.
I use fiber techniques on wire and then shrink flax paper over the armatures.
Keep up the great work! Jessica
Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 2, 2010 at 8:55pm
For those of you working with felt, this call for LARK Book of the 500 series might be interesting:

500 Felt Objects
Juror: Susan Brown
Entry deadline: February 13, 2010


Lark Books seeks images from artists/designers across the globe for publication in a juried collection showcasing felt objects. Categories in the book will include Garments, Jewelry, Furniture, Bags, Art Pieces, Headwear, Functional Items/Home Décor, Floor and Wall Coverings, and more. Felt must be the focus of all work, but other materials are allowed. While Lark usually features hand-made work, for this book, innovative designs in industrial felt are acceptable

http://www.larkbooks.com/submissions/artist-submissions
Comment by Catherine Chandler on January 2, 2010 at 1:40pm
Gorgeous pieces! I love seeing all the different uses of fiber combined with metal.
Comment by Emily Watson on January 2, 2010 at 8:24am
Lovely curating, Thea... thanks so much for introducing me to some new artists, and putting a few with whom I was familiar into a new context.
Comment by Glen Guarino on January 1, 2010 at 7:44pm
Wonderful show. Congratulations to all the artists! Thea you did a great job putting the show together.
Glen & Marie
Comment by 2Roses on December 22, 2009 at 10:02am
Terrific body of work. Extraordinary breadth of imagination and execution. Thanks for putting this together Thea.
 

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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.....

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

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"I've started a blog to share my journey with jewelry artist, Cara Romano. Check it out at www.contemporarycraftforward.com"
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Texas!

I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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The Justified Sinner commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Marine Life in Glass - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
" I saw the flowers and plants in Boston. These are incredible works and really have to be seen to be appreciated. I wish I had been able to see the animals."
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Co:Operation GARNISH

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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
20 hours ago

Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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