"Miel. It was such an excellent weekend. I'm really glad we got to spend a little down time last Sunday after the workshop. I've been itching to make some ball sockets and do some chasing and repousse. Hope our paths cross again soon.
I thought you might be in Pittsburgh for the weekend. Would have been great to catch up. Ruthie arrived home after 3 weeks in Australia on the night of the SCC opening...otherwise, we'd have been there. We'll definitely make the roadtrip to Pittsburgh to view the exhibition, though. I'm excited to see everyone's work in person.
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner - regarding powder coating I'd try www.eastwood.com and www.caswellplating.com and a quick search turned up www.powderbuythepound.com (never used them before). I do know that when Frankie Flood came back to UIUC to teach this, we just heated and cured our samples in toaster ovens. Totally jealous...this is something I really want to get my students doing, too!
You are VERY welcome !! I wanted to definitely get that in before your special date, knowing that you'd have your hands full on or around Oct 31 :-)
All's well in the 'burgh. Wishing you and Greg the best for the big day. Been there. It's going to be so wonderful! Big hug!!!
Hi Cappy! The thanks for the compliments! The flesh colored material is cast silicone rubber. I cast into a mini bunt pan :) Carving sounds fun though too! Thanks for sending your brochure with newest work, it's gorgeous. I've always been a fan of your work since seeing you lecture at UW-Madison many years ago when I was still an undergrad! Cheers!
"Thank you very much for your post, 2Roses! I agree with you, clear-sighted planning of the inevitable will actually go a long way in easing our minds. Fretting about the unknown will do nobody any good. Thanks!"
This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is…See More
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"Very interesting articles and at the same time, a very sad story. It all just fits right into the fact that there is a dwindling market for new or seasoned craft, even craft that had a previously established value. "
"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: