I am very pleased to report that I have had a piece accepted into the Maker Moxie Exhibition which celebrates the impact of the craft school experience.My time as a resident and student at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft was formative and indispensable to the professional life I now enjoy. I was proud to submit a piece…See More
This miniature replica of a public Viennese trash can is part of a series that addresses the intersection of the souvenir, identity and our understanding of 'place' through the format of jewelry. Many souvenirs have historically taken the form of…
at The Glass Furnace outside of Istanbul Turkey from May 13-17, 2016.Come explore Silver Surfaces with me in the beautiful countryside.This course will introduce students to three techniques of surface embellishment that are made possible by the working properties of silver itself: reticulation, granulation and Keum-Boo. The compelling surface textures of reticulation and granulation and the touches of gold from keum boo may be used to enliven many…See More
My silver kylix, Content/s, is currently on its way to the other side of the world for the Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition at the Gold Museum in New Taipei City. It is heading there for the final screening and awards process. Sometimes I really wish I got to…See More
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Ana. It was great to get a chance to talk to you at the opening today at Luke and Eloy. I loved seeing so much of your work in person. Thank you for traveling all the way from Texas. Hope you get a bit of a break when you return home. Take care.
How are things going? How is motherhood treating you? Things are good here. I am in my last year at 500x and working on some other projects. Are you going to SNAG this year? I am going to try to go... I talked to Masumi and she said she will be apart of a few events. Hope all is well.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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University of North Texas
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I teach all levels of Metalsmithing & Jewelry as well as a History of Crafts course. I am also the author of "Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia," Greenwood Press, 2009.
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"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…"