PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
The Sporadic Chronicle is the unpredictable work journal of an Aficionado. The Chronicle follows the progress of Angelina Ciulik as she fabricates various projects for the entertainment industry, launches her jewelry line and products for her novelty line as well.
The Sporadic Chronicle was created to document projects completed by Angelina Ciulik. The projects in the following discussions may be for some of the world’s top entertainers, or they may something sophisticated for Aficionado Studios. Either way, I would like to share them with you. But who am I?
Tools for Sophistication, The Cigarette Holder
My name is Angelina, and upon receiving my dual BFA degree in Drawing & Painting and Metals & Jewelry from CSULB, I began my search for a position that would allow me to expand my skills and challenge my acuity. I was fortunate to quickly find work in the jewelry industry designing and overseeing production. While seeing the back-end of the industry was enlightening, to say the least, it didn’t fully utilize my metalworking experience. I landed a position working with Michael Schmidt Studios’ team of talented artisans, which has strengthened my abilities and continues to challenge me.
Tools for Sophistication, The Moustache and Monocle
Although the work that I do for the entertainment industry is exciting, my passion lies in the work that I do for my jewelry line, art/novelty line, and fine art under the guise Aficionado Studios.
So, metalsmith trying to turn wordsmith here... I would like to extend an invitation to you to read my work journal. Please, follow me on this journey.
Today we will walk through the making of the Aficionado Studios Detachable Re-attachable MAGIC Moustache, which is a plastic novelty brooch with a neodymium, or “rare earth,” magnet inside. The secret to this parlor trick is a second magnet concealed in the wearers mouth, between the upper front teeth and upper lip. *…Continue
I rather enjoy that my job brings new and exciting experiences. This is one of the benefits of working with Michael Schmidt Studios, as the jobs are usually of interest and challenging. For our most recent endeavor, I’ve taken up “rope-smithing.”Below is a photograph of the knotted rope sculpture Michael Schmidt designed for the new Whole Foods at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA.…Continue
I’m very lucky to have a “day job” that is usually full of interesting and challenging projects – some unsung, others prestigious, but all remarkable additions to my portfolio. This time Michael Schmidt asked me to fabricate a crown for Madonna for the opening scene of her MDNA world tour.Michael Schmidt’s crown design had over…Continue
It’s the last day of fashion week in New York; The Jeremy Scott fashion show hit the runway yesterday at 1:00 PM. PHEW! The question on everybody’s mind: Whats FRESH and HOT for spring/summer 2013?SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTSThat's right, this little guy made quite a splash at fashion week, from pineapple under the sea to lights,…Continue