Ligia Rocha's Groups (54)

  • Co:Operation GARNISH

    89 members Latest Activity: on Saturday

  • Images of Creative Communion

    36 members Latest Activity: Jul 17

    My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington,…

  • Play That Funky Music !

    25 members Latest Activity: Aug 8

    Exhibition Date May 1 - June 1, 2014

    You hear a…

  • Crescent Moon Armoury

    22 members Latest Activity: Jul 13

    Begun in 2005 by metalsmith, Parker Brown, Crescent Moon Armoury is a small business dedicated to the continuing craft of historical armour…

  • Buckle Up: Belt Buckles Beyond Function

    31 members Latest Activity: Sep 7

    The belt buckle has long been a functional object.  It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement. …

  • Rocket Rings

    23 members Latest Activity: Apr 12

    The idea here is to create and complete rocket rings and at least one red herring ring which will be chased/repoussed and/or shaped into more…

  • Signature Work - Part 2

    43 members Latest Activity: Mar 9

    Signature Work... a distinctive piece representing our body of work that identifies us as artists.

  • Treasures from Taiwan

    41 members Latest Activity: Feb 18

    Treasures from Taiwan shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures…

  • Joyas Sensacionales (Sensational Jewellery)

    71 members Latest Activity: Jul 28

    Collective of Contemporary Artistic Jewellers

  • Behind the Brooch

    130 members Latest Activity: Jul 4

    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…

  • Koru 4: Kindred Spirits

    50 members Latest Activity: Jun 23

    Information, interviews and updates about Finnish and International contemporary jewelry and posted by …

  • Humor in Craft

    75 members Latest Activity: Mar 8

  • CAST FROM DIFFERENT MOULDS

    27 members Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2013

    Cast From Different Moulds is the 2012 graduating class from the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course from the prestigious…

  • Coming up from the south

    50 members Latest Activity: Jan 26

    Jewelery works from emerging artists from Australia. Curated by Melissa Cameron.

  • A Glimpse of Thai Craft-Based Contemporary Art

    25 members Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2013

    Even though Thailand is well-known for its craft and mass-produced decorative products, its craft-based contemporary art is relatively unknown to…

  • First Hand

    75 members Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2013

    “First Hand,” will function as an ongoing collection of tips, musings, and information gained primarily from ‘first hand’ experience.  It will…

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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet

Discover the hidden features and intricate interior of this cabinet. One of the finest achievements of European furniture making, this cabinet is the most im...
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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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