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Christine Norton commented on Lorena Angulo's group Behind the Brooch
"What a great idea for an exhibition - the work presented here is so exciting!  I had no idea so much was going on behind the brooch!  It makes me want to try my hand at creating a brooch myself.  Thanks so much for all of your hard…"
Oct 1, 2012
Christine Norton joined Lorena Angulo's group
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Behind the Brooch

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 at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
Oct 1, 2012
Christine Norton posted an event

CALL FOR ENTRIES- The Art and Design of Metal Clay Calendar 2013 at Publication

July 11, 2012 to August 16, 2012
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2012Release date: Late - October 2012We are seeking images to feature in our next annual calendar, The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More 2013. In addition to including jewelry as in the past, this year ALL Metal Clay forms will be included - necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches, vessels, objects and other items will be considered. Unique and diverse design styles and techniques are desired. Metal Clay should be the predominant material and all types and…See More
Jul 11, 2012
Marina Sheetikoff and Christine Norton are now friends
Jul 10, 2012
Marina Sheetikoff commented on Christine Norton's photo
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Bumblebee (detail)

"Hi Christine, Welcome to my CHAIN group. "
Jul 10, 2012
Marina Sheetikoff liked Christine Norton's photo
Jul 10, 2012
Christine Norton commented on Susan Breen Silvy's group Metal Clay Playhaus
"Hi everyone!  This group has been mighty quiet!  I just wanted to point out that Holly Gage has opened the Call for Entries for her annual calendar - details are below!  Hope to see TONS of your gorgeous work submitted - y'all…"
Jul 10, 2012
Christine Norton joined Marina Sheetikoff's group
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CHAIN

CHAINcrafthaus online exhibit:November 2-December 2, 2012 Participants were asked to send one image of a piece of chain between 10 and 20 cm long. The online exhibit is the result of the images selected and linked in a long and unique chain shown on real size.These works are visually connected by a round jump link. See More
Jul 10, 2012
AnnFay Rushforth joined Christine Norton's group
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New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal World Part 2

This exhibition embraces the unique personality that metal clay brings in the form of jewelry, vessels, functional and decorative objects. July 17 - August 17, 2011See More
May 31, 2012
Christine Norton commented on Susan Breen Silvy's group Metal Clay Playhaus
"The thanks actually goes to Barbara for coming up with the proposal and creating a slideshow to take with her and Hattie.  All I did was burn a disk...and then mail it to the wrong address.  :-) "
Sep 16, 2011
Christine Norton commented on Susan Breen Silvy's group Metal Clay Playhaus
"Lorena - thanks for putting a note about the Japan exhibition on this thread.  Susan has posted it around but I'm not sure anyone is seeing it as y'all are awfully quiet about it!  :-)  We sent a CD with all of your images…"
Sep 16, 2011
Susan Breen Silvy replied to Christine Norton's discussion New Directions Exhibitions and Catalog in the group Metal Clay Playhaus
"NEW DIRETION FOR THE EXHIBITION!!!! Edit Your work will be seen in Japan at the PMC Guild of Japan Annual Conference!  See the note below! -- Susan and Christine Hattie Sanderson and I (Barbara Simon) have been invited to give presentations at…"
Sep 13, 2011
Christine Norton commented on Susan Breen Silvy's group Metal Clay Playhaus
"The New Directions catalog was featured on Rio Grande's blog on August 31.  Be sure to check it out - a terrific review of YOU, the artists! …"
Sep 7, 2011
Christine Norton commented on Susan Breen Silvy's group Metal Clay Playhaus
"One of our members, Linda Kaye-Moses, has just published a book - be sure to check it out!   http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2391496   Congratulations, Linda!  It looks like a real labor of love - just beautiful!"
Aug 22, 2011
Christine Norton commented on Miriam Rowe's group Piece Progressions
"I love this exhibition!  I love seeing how an idea progresses and the processes involved!  Great work and congratulations to everyone involved!  "
Aug 18, 2011
Christine Norton joined Miriam Rowe's group
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Piece Progressions

"Piece Progressions" is an online exhibition featuring a variety of art and craft media. The exhibition illustrates the large variety of materials and processes involved in making a complete pieceSee More
Aug 18, 2011

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Catharpin, Virginia
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio in my home
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I have two jobs - one is my day job that pays the bills and my second job is as a jewelry artist.

In my day job, I work in operations at an investment firm outside of Washington, DC. As an artist, I spend all of my weekend time (and many late evenings!) working in my studio.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.christinenortonjewelry.com

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At 2:58pm on May 31, 2011, Nicola Callow said…
Current one is www.muranosilver.com :)
At 1:45am on May 31, 2011, Nicola Callow said…
Hi Christine
Used the mail to send you my web addresses dis you get them ok?
At 12:55pm on April 17, 2011, Margaret R Schindel said…
Oops - never mind - I just scrolled down far enough to find the Groups. :)
At 12:53pm on April 17, 2011, Margaret R Schindel said…

Thanks, Christine! I'd love to. How to I join Metal Clay Playhaus? (I'm just starting to find my way around here!)

 

Margaret

At 11:25pm on April 15, 2011, Margaret R Schindel said…

Hi Christine!

 

Thanks so much for the friend request! I finally joined Crafthaus (it's about time!) and it was so nice to see an invitation from a friend here. I hope things are going well with you and look forward to getting together again soon!

 

Margaret

At 4:37pm on April 15, 2011, Dina Alexander said…

Thanks Christine for contacting me.   Thanks for letting me know about the class too.  I enjoyed it very much, so please keep me in mind for future classes.   Everyones work is terrific.

All the best,

Dina

At 9:03pm on April 12, 2011, Marcia Colquhoun said…

Hey Christine,

Thank you - I've been having some computer/email issues but they're resolved now.  I'll send my payment in to Sam per your instructions.  Your work is beautiful.  I'm really bummed that I can't make it to the ACW Conference this summer, it would be great to meet you in person. 

Best,

Marcia

 

 

At 4:44pm on February 28, 2011, Lisa Cain said…
Hi Christine my mistake- I meant that I hope I hadnt swamped the Yahoo account. Both my submissions went to susanSilvyDesign@yahoo.com at around 17.40 this evening. They were fairly big 8mb.
At 11:03am on January 8, 2011, Sophia Georgiopoulou said…

Christine, thank you for your wonderful comment about my work.

This ring is close to my heart because it is one of first the things I made when I started doing metal seriously. The photographs are my samples. I only make things to order so the expense is not so terrible. I also try to keep costs down by being a one woman workshop. It takes longer to produce things but it is very satisfying and gives you control over the final product. My family and I are planning tp permanently move back to the US--Seattle-- by Christmas 2011, so we might meet after all at a conference and learn from each other. Thank you again!:)

At 8:14pm on November 21, 2010, Victoria Lansford said…
Thanks, you made my day!
 
 
 

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. 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 at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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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!

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