4"L x 3.5"H x 1.25"W
Acrylic, bubble Wrap, fine silver
Bubble wrap is a basic disposable commodity intended for ephemeral use but has a tactile quality that many people find comforting. Popping bubble wrap is one of those inexplicable pleasures we have all indulged in at one time or another.
Barb SmithUntitled (dryer lint embellishment)
Dryer lint, sweater, archival inkjet print
Lint form: Approximately 1 by 1 inch
Becky McDonahDigging for Gold: A Reliquary for the Dandelion
Copper, wood, glass, dandelion seeds
9"x 8"x 8"
sterling silver, paper
Carolyn RogersShunga Ring
Silver, paper, glass
1.5 in. wide
Hongtao ZhouIce & Snow Furniture Raised From Lake
The furniture is raised by following the nature using local climate and natural resources to please people in winter. They connect the lake, the land (architecture), the air and the people and complete a sustainable life cycle with minimum environmental impact. Environmental artist wants climate furniture to raise up awareness of sustainable design with less or without negative impact.
Jesse LaughterLiving Memory (A Thief's Necklace)
Copper, patina, Pyrex, resin, hair, flies, plastic, CZ,
flannel, honey, sugar, salt, topaz
Jim CotterSmell Ring
sterling silver, quartz, paper 10K gold
Smell’s are short lived. A smell can stimulate memories, yet that specific scent will not last but a short period of time. The short lived smells of our day to day lives are very much like the current trend of some art today. Smells can be very short lived and pleasurable or disturbing and lasting. The memories of what you see or smell can last a very long time and the object or sense can be long gone. I wanted this piece to last a long time, but make a statement about the sense of smell and how short that one moment can be. The materials that the ring is constructed of are very permanent; the concept presented within the piece is just the idea of a moment.
Griselda PenaPassing Life (Moments in time)
Sterling silver, Gerber Daisy
2004Griselda PenaSaving the Giver
Sterling silver, acorns, rubber
Joan ParcherSecret Smile Earrings
(front and back)
18k gold, diamonds.
1 3/8 x 15/16 x 7/16 inches
These earrings were made simply to elicit a smile from the person that it putting them on.
Jonathan PachecoPaper Bracelet
Used paper, black plasti dip
The bond between paper and ink inspires this collection, one complimenting the other's attributes. Paper has its hidden strengths in the masses while its fragility is exposed when singled out to a sheet. Ink has no boundaries by itself but gains life and energy once on a canvas.
Keith MendakPlay It Safe Series: Couple
Art, like the body, is the privileged playground of sensuous pleasure.
Laura WoodSweet Potato II
Sterling silver, paper, wax, color pencil
3” x 3 1/4” x 2”
The Sweet Potato series are brooches made of cast paper, exploring form, texture and their dynamic relationships to the body. The translucent, lightweight shapes interact with each other in the cluster, and also with the wearer. To create the sweet potato forms, handmade paper was applied to a plaster mold of the vegetable and then manipulated with color pencil and wax to enhance texture and the natural characteristics of the paper. . 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. As an object of adornment, the brooch invites touch and closer inspection, extending this intimacy from the wearer to the viewer.
Lisa JohnsonMylar Ring
Mylar, 14k gold
Mylar ring was created in response to an exercise of finishing a piece in a day. This piece is not meant to last forever but, to explore design, function, and engage those who share the same passion for fine art and jewelry in conversation.
Luis MorenoEphemeral Pin
Cherry tomato, lemon leaf, silver
This brooch is a combination of three elements that form an ephemeral object. The metal form structure, tomato and leaf, provide color and volume, an expression of an ephemeral nature.
Renee Zettle-SterlingStudy in the Ephemeral #11
Silver, brass, bronze, rubber, bubble solution, air
6 ¾” x 6” x 8 ¾”
This body of work deals with questions of the material/immaterial as well as object/experience. The bubble blowers act as the vehicle by which awareness of the body and the mind is achieved. During a concentrated effort, such as blowing a bubble, one becomes immersed in oneself and the realization that the body is performing occurs: if only for a moment. The transformation of one’s bodily function, such as breathing into a physical object/bubble is also pertinent to the work.
Rickson SalkeldResin Tears
On the Body, From the Body, Reconstructing the Body
In my work I deconstruct then reconstruct the body to show both the obscenity and appeal of glorifying and struggling against the feminine image. In pieces like Resin Tears the idea that women can and should cry is frozen in a wearable necklace which allows the wearer to call forth tears at their will by simply putting on the necklace. The American proverb, 'A woman's tears are a fountain of craft' illustrates this idea perfectly.
Sterling silver, nickle silver, paper, found objects, stainless steel
This piece is about the preservation of a memory.
In it, a metal housing protects layers of paper which is used to reflect the transitory nature of memory. With time, both memories and the material used to represent it in this piece will inevitably fade and decay, leaving behind the frame that once housed it.
Copper, 23 Karat Gold Leaf, Projection (using pierced paned and over-head projector)
Chelsey RadabaughEphemeral Pleasures in Enamel
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, patina
Chelsey RadabaughEphemeral Pleasures necklace
Granulated sugar, sterling silver, patina
Ephemeral Pleasures is a series of jewelry made from molded granulated sugar and fabricated sterling silver. The pieces explore the temporality of the possessions we take for granted and what will be left when they are gone, a skeleton of what was.About the curator: Chelsey Radabaugh
is an MFA Candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. As a studio jeweler and educator, her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US and was most recently awarded the Emerging Craftsman Award from Ohio Designer Craftsman. For more info about Chelsey and her work please visit her crafthaus page.