Title: Astrum Major
Materials: Steel, bearings, paint
2 x 1.1 x 1.1m
Materials: Steel, brass, eggshell, feather, found objects/materials
9 ½ x 16 x 9 ½in
Turning of the crank makes the egg rolls and the feather slowly strokes the egg.
Materials: Steel, brass, balloon, feather, found objects/materials
14 x 16 x 9in
The crank operates the piston which inflates the balloon. The inflation of the balloon first engages the gear that operates the feather that strokes the balloon, and then second engages another mechanism that extends the needle that eventually pops the balloon.
Shingo Furukawa Title: No Love No Rub
Title: Penetration I (Wearable Device)
Materials: Poly rope, resin, sterling silver, brass, acrylic, heat shrink tube,
aluminum, powder coating
9 x 6 x 2 1/2in
Sung-Yeoul Lee Title: Penetration II (Wearable Device)
Materials: Poly rope, resin, sterling silver, brass, acrylic, heat shrink tube, aluminum, powder coating
12 x 2 x 3in
Gary Schott Title: No - No, brooch
Materials: aluminum, brass, wood, paint, steel pin stem
approximately 6 x 5 x 2.5cm
Gary Schott Title: Polite Clapper, brooch
Materials: Aluminum, brass, doll hands, steel pin stem
approximately 6 x 5 x 2.5cm
Title: Vibrating Face Scrubber Study #2
Materials: Face scrubber, toothbrushes, sterling silver, nickel
7 x 1.5 x 3in
Title: Vibrating Face Scrubber Study #3
Materials: Face scrubber, silver, toothbrushes
4 x 1.5 x 2.5in
Materials: Silver, nickel, brass, spring, paper
6.5 x 15 x 23cm
Title: Device for Contemplation #1
Materials: Silver, glass
4 x 10 ¼ x 1 ¼in
Title: Artifact from Self-Making #20
Materials: Found objects, silver
2 ¾ x 6 ¾ x 2 ¾in
Miel-Margarita Paredes Title: Running Bunny Toy
Materials: Pewter, copper, brass
13 x 7 x 28in
Title: The Alchemist's Laboratory, Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae
Materials: Sterling silver, handmade paper; fabricated
8 x 5 x 5cm
Title: The Act of Turning
Materials: Copper, brass, steel, glass Petri dish, latex
16 x 9 x 7in
Title: Kinetic City Scene, Ring
Materials: Sterling Silver, 24k Gold leaf (Kumboo)
7/8 x 4 x 1 1/2in
Title: “Ringtisserie” (“Rotissering”)
Materials: Sterling, 14k rose gold, 18k, copper, plastic “rubber” chicken. Fabricated. Chicken 3/4”w
Rachel Timmins Title: I Love You, Mr. Potato!
Materials: Copper, brass, plastic, maple wood, sterling silver, 14k gold powder,
20k gold leaf, merino wool, muslin, thread
11 x 12 x 9in
About the curator:
My name is Elliot Gaskin. I have a BFA in sculpture and jewelry from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. The jewelry, installations and sculptures I create focus on the simplest parts of old machinery and kinetic objects. Fishing poles, cranes, and pulley systems are my inspiration. I try to create work that challenges the viewer’s perception of modern day mechanical objects. With attention to detail and craft, I create mechanical objects with simple functions, basic parts, and contemporary designs.
Title: Tagua Nut Ring
Materials: Tagua nut, deer antler, sterling silver, acorn, silk string, gold leaf
6 x 3 x 1 ½in
"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys.
Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19:
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue. Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
"I am in the boomer generation, and when I was starting out life on my own, I didn't want what my parents had, or anyone else's parents, so it is reasonable that the new generation doesn't either. The boomer generation seems to be the…"
"In addition to my artwork, I do silver repair. Very few of the pieces I repair are from silver collectors. Most silver is inherited from family. Some pieces are in bad shape, or the silver is in need of repair after it was broken by the next…"
"This is a really interesting article. I'm a designer, maker and educator, and I've noticed that more and more students coming in are X and Y's. It's easy to label them, and not necessarily fair to paint them all with the same…"