John Harris
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  • Tonawanda, NY
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Tamagami Belt Buckle

"please have a look at this years buckle competition: www.worldchampionbuckle.com also, www.facebook.com/worldchampbuckle"
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Craft is Evolving

Craft is as old as the human species. Metal, wood, fibers, and clay have been manipulated by mankind since before written records. But we are lucky enough to live in a time when craft is changing. Thanks to modern materials, and modern interpretations of these materials, craft is opening up to new mediums.Specifically, I am talking about the craft of Special FX. This craft, though rarely acknowledged as a craft, has developed recently utilizing building materials and modern plastics. Special Fx…See More
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Frankenstein and His Bride

Cast sterling silver wedding bands for a Halloween wedding ceremony. The top flesh texture is molded from my index finger.
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Upcoming Exhibition and Performance

In preparation for my upcoming exhibition, book launch, and performance, an article came out in Buffalo Rising! http://www.buffalorising.com/2012/03/casting-culture-a-hybrid-performance-event-by-john-harris.htmlSee More
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"It's official! My upcoming book The True Survivors just received its ISBN!"
Feb 25, 2012
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The Queen's Mask of the Thaw

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This is a video to the final piece being made in preparation of the book release for The True Survivors in April. The eye piece is fabricated out of copper and white bronze, and the mask is cast in ice. I also made the music.
Feb 20, 2012
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John Harris posted a blog post

The True Survivors: An Exploration of the Lamellain Material Culture

Since 2009, I have been focusing my work on combining my two disciplines: Jewelry Design and Anthropology. Come May, 2012, I will finally hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metal Design from Buffalo State College.Through the years of work at Buffalo State College, I have written the story of a culture that lies in the future of our society. This is the Lamellain culture. The Lamellain people are the first to establish a state-level society…See More
Feb 7, 2012
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Opal Jellyfish Pin/Pendant

"It's great to see you here! Welcome to the party! :-)"
Feb 5, 2012
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Opal Jellyfish Pin/Pendant

"Your enameling is outstanding!"
Feb 5, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Buffalo, NY
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Buffalo State College
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am owner and Executive Designer of JPHii DESIGN. In 2012, JPHii Design was ranked in the Top 10 according to the Halstead grant, and my designs have been featured in Lip Service Magazine as well as Dark Beauty Magazine.

I am a published author. In 2012 I published a book called The True Survivors: A Journey into Lamellain Culture. This book is a fictional ethnography that explores a culture that I created, both conceptually and physically. The book includes close to 100 "artifacts" that I created for the book.

I graduated from Buffalo State College in 2012 with a BFA in Metals/Jewelry Design an a BA in Anthropology. I now operate out of my studio located in Lancaster, NY just outside of Buffalo.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.jphii.com
What media do you work with?
Leather, wood, and plastic are materials that I often use in jewelery. However, I am a formally-trained special fx artist with 5 years of experience in Latex work.

The Mission of Art

"In the heart of the artist is a studio. The soul works constantly there, shuttling between heaven and hell, spirit and matter. Each moment, every sound, vision, taste, smell, and feeling, is a brilliant creation, dynamically colored with emotion and meaning. In reverie, the artist enters the studio of the heart and is awed by the soul's work. The artist then labors to bring these revelations into tangible form. Angels and demons compete to lift the artist's hand."
-Alex Grey

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Craft is Evolving

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Craft is as old as the human species. Metal, wood, fibers, and clay have been manipulated by mankind since before written records. But we are lucky enough to live in a time when craft is changing. Thanks to modern materials, and modern interpretations of these materials, craft is opening up to new mediums.

Specifically, I am talking about the craft of Special FX. This craft, though rarely acknowledged as a craft, has developed recently utilizing building materials and modern…

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Upcoming Exhibition and Performance

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 10:51am 0 Comments

In preparation for my upcoming exhibition, book launch, and performance, an article came out in Buffalo Rising!

 

http://www.buffalorising.com/2012/03/casting-culture-a-hybrid-performance-event-by-john-harris.html

The True Survivors: An Exploration of the Lamellain Material Culture

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

Since 2009, I have been focusing my work on combining my two disciplines: Jewelry Design and Anthropology. Come May, 2012, I will finally hold a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metal Design from Buffalo State College.

Through the years of work at Buffalo State College, I have written the story of a culture that lies in the future of our society. This is the Lamellain culture. The Lamellain people are the first to establish a state-level…

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Photography Lighting Solution

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 9:58pm 2 Comments

I like to take my own photographs of my work, but I always run into a common problem in photography: Lighting. Everything involving the lighting of a piece is important. The type of bulb, the brightness, the distance, and the origin of the light source all play into effect. But often times, the origin and distance of the light source are hardly managable without a more professional set-up...And that means a larger budget. However, I have figured out a quick, easy, and fairly affordable…

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At 10:23am on June 10, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 4:31pm on September 11, 2010, Amanda Scheutzow said…
thank you!

i love your work as well! very awesome.
At 11:53pm on June 22, 2010, Adam Joseph Kessler said…
I will put up pics of the Pulley Chair as soon as I can get some pictures taken. It was to big to get it down through those narrow hallways into Bruce's studio; something you jewelery majors probably don't have to worry about. I have to call him and set something up in the wood studio. I need pics of my Human Fan as well. I will get them up asap.
At 11:45am on February 8, 2010, Vincent Pontillo said…
Congrats on being a featured artist bud!!!
At 10:26am on February 8, 2010, Rickson said…
Ya! Featured artist, celebrate! :)
At 1:29pm on February 7, 2010, Tara Nahabetian said…
John,

Congratulations on being a featured artist on crafthaus!! Way to go Buffalo State Metal/Jewelry program. Keep making the work and staying connected. Tara
At 9:57am on February 7, 2010, Stephen Saracino said…
John,

Congratulations on you achievement as the featured artist on Crafthaus. GO Buffalo State Metals!!!

Steve
At 2:19pm on January 5, 2010, Vincent Pontillo said…
Yo bud, nice to see you on Crafthaus!!!
 
 
 

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.....

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