"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!!!
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.
I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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!