"Well, thanks so much Lora! The hinge isn't as tight as I wanted it to be but I know I have time to keep improving as I practice. I really appreciate you writing. Celie's class would be a lot of fun, wouldn't it?"
This piece is made of 16 gauge sterling wire and wrapped qith 16 gauge half round wire so it is pretty hefty. The stone in the middle is a square faceted cz. A bit tricky to wire this in place but it was worth the effort.
"Thank you Lora! It was an interesting challenge to figure out what would be the best way to set the stone backwards against the frame. Wire is a very easy solution compared to bezel setting which is my normal route to take. It took…"
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The horrific disaster in Japan really touched my heart. This is how I responded, designing a piece to never let me forget about the Japanese people, the strength and humility they show in times of…"
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Lisa Barth is a wire jewelry artist and a Senior level certified teaching metal clay instructor from Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches wire artistry and metal clay and absolutely loves sharing her passion for this art. She has been published in several magazines, including the cover of Bead&Button, Australian Beading, BeadStyle, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Bead&Button's Creative Beading Vol. 4. She has two more articles for Bead&Button coming in 2011. Her work has bean featured in Barbara McGuire's book called Creative Canes and she has appeared on Live television, presenting her work.
Lisa will be teaching at the Metal Clay World Conference in Chicago in July, 2011. Bezel setting stones is her specialty and will be sharing her expertise in designing organically, achieving harmony between stone and setting. She is always learning and pushing herself to be achieve excellence. "I haven't made it yet but I intend to take a life time getting there. Anyone who wishes to learn with me is welcome to come on aboard. Life is short, let's have some fun"!
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Lisa, I'm so glad you joined Crafthaus! Be sure and join the interest group, New Directions. That's where the metal clay artists hare hanging that are going to participate in the exhibition. See you there!
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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!
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.
"Wow, that was a fun show, so diverse! I'm going to have to come back when I have more time and read all the words, the ones I did read were so thoughtful! Thanks for putting this up and making us aware of it Brigitte!!"
Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very good, in fact, as it kicked off with seeing Kate Bush perform her "Before The Dawn" concert at the Hammersmith Apollo.…See More
INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
"Thanks for the invitation Brigitte! A very interesting show. My gut reaction was to first respond to the work of Tsai Chia-Ju (Sora).
I started learning English from the age of 4 while growing up in Italy, and I was fully bilingual by the time…"
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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature’s most graceful forms, gains a…See More