Frankie Flood
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Whitefish Bay, WI
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaulee
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I am Director of Foundations at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I also teach in the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area. I attended Eastern Illinois University for my BA in art education and later received my MA in Metals from the same institution. I attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for my MFA in Metals. My current interests are in functional objects and the history of toolmaking.
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http://www.frankieflood.com

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At 2:00pm on September 7, 2012, Glen Guarino said…

Please see our call for an online show here at Crafthaus

Enlighten Me

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-enlighten-me

At 3:37am on June 9, 2010, marcus marguillier said…
Love your work and your philosophy.
Great website too.
At 9:12am on October 10, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Frankie,

Your new cutters are really sleek! When are you passing through Champaign next?

Hugs,

Billie
At 11:47pm on August 30, 2009, Gary Schott said…
thanks, Frankie.
At 3:01pm on August 30, 2009, Gary Schott said…
Outstanding! (about having sold the set)...can't wait to see what's next...you should have an opening reception that is just one big pizza party ;)

On another, but related note, have you ever soldered aluminum? I've read it's possible and smallparts.com even sells a kit supposedly, but I've heard it's really difficult and not that great of results...just wondering if you've ever played with it or know someone who has.
At 1:52pm on August 29, 2009, Gary Schott said…
About time!...just kidding, I'm sure you've been plenty busy. I love the new pieces though...those long, exaggerated necks are great. Do you have an image with a hand holding one...just for the sake of scale?
At 7:54am on January 8, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Hi Frankie. We had a good holiday. I'm happy to not have to go back to teaching for another week. The boys are back in school. We are enjoying our new puppy, "Balta." She is an all black cocker. Sooooooooo cute. Noah would love her. Happy New Year to you and Jill and Noah. I hope 2009 is an improvement over 2008. Hey, post a picture of a cutter instead of your portrait. Maybe I can get all U of I folks to do the same! Hugs, Billie
At 10:51am on August 23, 2008, Brigitte Martin said…
Dear Frankie:

Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us and I see that the 2 Roses already beat me to the punch in welcoming you :-) !

There is always a lot of activity on the site, so it's great that you uploaded some images of your artwork already. Many of your fellow artists will be getting to see what you are doing and I am sure you will get some great feedback.

Please feel free to add your comments to the blog/discussion topics that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.

I really hope you will enjoy being with this network and find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me anytime. I will do my best to be of help.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
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At 1:42am on August 22, 2008, 2Roses said…
Nice to see you here. We been admirers of your work for years.
 
 
 

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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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