Ligia Rocha's Groups (54)

  • Co:Operation GARNISH

    103 members Latest Activity: Oct 13

  • 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

    32 members Latest Activity: Oct 11

    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

    129 members Latest Activity: Sep 21

    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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/opendays Open days well underway... UCA Farnham Wednesday 29 October 2014 Saturday 15 November 2014 Wednesday 3 December 2014 Please note: the course talk for BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors,…"
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Brigitte Martin commented on Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
""Forging Entrepreneurs" Presenter Spotlight Chris HentzThe Possibilities of Digital Fabrication in a Small Metals Studio: Flat Pattern Development vs. 3D PrintingHentz presents a variety of ways to use the Rhino CAD program as illustrated…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"GETTING STARTEDYou’ve got what it takes to succeed, now learn the skills to start in business Have you graduated in the last five years from a certified UK Precious Metal course? Do you need support in developing your business skills?…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"SETTING OUTAre you looking to set up a creative, design led business? Do you need support and space to plan your next career move? SETTING OUT is the opportunity to achieve your goals.Setting Out is aimed at graduates and working goldsmiths as well…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ENTER THE PRECIOUS METAL BURSARY COMPETITIONBe recognised as a star of the futureApplications are now open for the prestigious Precious Metal Bursary Award. This award supports selected, final-year undergraduate students to complete their end of…"
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The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire

Poésie Du nord au sud2011 In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable offerings for Spring ’97, was a striking parakeet bolero of multi-hued plumage. The aforementioned creation was the handiwork of master plumassière Nelly Saunier,…See More
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Mark Fenn - Studiofenn and Lieta Marziali are now friends
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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