"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!!!
Last day of October and spooky hallowe'en is here again. I've never much bothered with the festival as I'm not much of a horror fan but this year I've been paying a bit more attention and have been finding it quite funny, especially the non-gendered gingerbread person biscuits which one of the fashion students had iced to look like skeletons:…See More
The only place for cloth fibers, human hair and dust in my home is the vacuum cleaner, but that's not the case for Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki, who loves to use them to create detailed miniature scenes that depict Japan's industrial…See More
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!