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New Directions Exhibitions and Catalog

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by Susan Breen Silvy Sep 13, 2011. 42 Replies

Watch this thread for important updates about the exhibitions and catalog.

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Metal Clay World Conference 2011

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by Lesley Messam May 12, 2011. 22 Replies

Let's use this discussion thread to chat about the upcoming conference.

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Masters Registry

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by Catherine Witherell May 11, 2011. 6 Replies

This is where we can discuss the Masters Registry - celebrate successes, discuss technical issues, etc.

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Copper Metal Clay

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by 1y7i2urrga5d6 Apr 25, 2011. 8 Replies

Everyone  - Let's move all this good discussion about copper into this discussion thread so it all stays together.  Thanks

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 23, 2013 at 5:49am

“Message: Beyond Adornment”

info@jsnfarnham.com http://jewellersandsilversmiths.wordpress.com/ 
PRESS RELEASE 
Exhibition Announcement and Call for Your Readers Help and Participation 

The Farnham based Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have challenged themselves to design, make and exhibit a collection of works in response to the theme of:
“Message: Beyond Adornment”
The members of the JSN will be exploring creative boundaries and interpreting the theme in its broadest sense developing ideas including environmental, philosophical, social and personal in a variety of media. 
The exhibition will run from 27th April 2014 – 7th June 2014 at The New Ashgate Gallery, Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS

THE JSN NEEDS YOU AND YOUR READERS TO PARTICIPATE
One of the displays will be a collection of work sent in by anyone who would like to join in be they professional, or amateur, young 
or old. It will look at how we can try to take control of images of ourselves, a topical theme given the prevalence of social media sites and the speed with which our image can be spread across the internet
JSN Member Poppy Porter says; “ we are keen to involve as wide an audience as possible with this exhibition and engage with people beyond a passive viewing experience. Get involved make a necklace.”
THE BRIEF: Design and make a piece of revisable neckwear that says “I Agree” on one side and “I Disagree” on the other. This allows the wearer to physically attempt to send a message about whether they want their photo taken or not. “I Agree” and “I Disagree” is the terminology commonly used in computer software user agreements. You can use any materials you like in any style. There is only one proviso – it is a swap, you will not get your own necklace back but you will get someone else’s. Do not use precious materials unless you are willing to give them away – if you make a necklace out of diamonds be aware you may get one back made out of wool.
Submissions must be received by March 24th 2014
Send to : Rebecca Skeels, Jewellery and Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS
Including an SAE with postage to cover the return of a necklace.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
• "The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network is a group run by and for its members with the aim of strengthening links with other makers in the local area around Farnham, Surrey. We meet regularly at the Maltings, Farnham to exchange useful information and explore new skills. We also exhibit together as a group, presenting our work to as wide a range of people as possible. As members of the group, we are able to take advantage of, and create, collaborative opportunities that would not be available to us as individuals."
• The New Ashgate Gallery Trust is dedicated to promote and champion the best contemporary art and craft and to provide an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey. www.newashgate.org.uk
Please contact JSN for hi-res images via Dropbox on info@jsnfarnham.co.uk.

Comment by Christine Norton on July 10, 2012 at 8:45am

Hi everyone!  This group has been mighty quiet!  I just wanted to point out that Holly Gage has opened the Call for Entries for her annual calendar - details are below!  Hope to see TONS of your gorgeous work submitted - y'all are amazing! :-)

(The official details are too long to post on the wall so I've added it as an attachment.  Let me know if you can't see it and want me to e-mail it to you.)

2013callforentries.doc

 

Comment by Mary Ann Nelson on September 18, 2011 at 1:04pm

Thank you from across the pond!!! What an honor!!!

Comment by Janet Alexander on September 18, 2011 at 11:40am

Great idea! Thanks Barbara!

Comment by Angela Baduel-Crispin on September 18, 2011 at 8:32am
how cool! Excellent news! Thank you all for giving this exhibit extra visibility!
O:-)
Comment by Kristie Miller McMahon on September 18, 2011 at 7:09am

This really is exciting news!  Thank you Barbara and Hattie for bringing our work to Japan!  Have a wonderful conference, and please post photos!

Comment by Donna Lewis on September 17, 2011 at 8:42pm

That's awesome Barbara, excellent choice of work to show.  Some real stunning pieces in there.  Have fun!  Show photos!!!  Travel safe!!!!

Comment by Lorena Angulo on September 17, 2011 at 12:04pm

Thank you Barbara !

Comment by Barbara Becker Simon on September 17, 2011 at 11:07am

I am sorry if I stepped on any toes of folks in the exhibit who are from another country.  This exhibit consists of entries from all over!  sorry guys!  I hope a lot of conferees will see this and marvel!!

Comment by Dyanne Welch on September 16, 2011 at 10:21pm
How exciting and what a great honor!
 

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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.

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