Louise Tessing
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Louise Tessing liked Angelina Ciulik's discussion The Aficionado's Day Job: Smithing an Articulated Neck-Piece for Cher
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Tapestry of Talents: Bringing Your Whole Voice to Your Craft

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Jun 18, 2013
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May 20, 2013
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Jan 29, 2013
Jennifer Merchant left a comment for Louise Tessing
"Thank you Louise!"
Jan 23, 2013
Louise Tessing left a comment for Jennifer Merchant
"Thanks for liking my Brass Bib Necklace.  Your layered acrylic jewelry collection is so exciting! Genius to add magazine graphics! Louise Tessing"
Jan 23, 2013
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Jan 14, 2013
Suzan Rezac left a comment for Louise Tessing
"Thank you for the compliment!"
Nov 12, 2012
Louise Tessing left a comment for Suzan Rezac
"I have been in awe of your aesthetic and mind-bogglling marriage of metals, inlay and piercing skills since my teacher, Sarah Chapman, showed me your work in our Lillstreet metals class. I am more thrilled with each new series! Brava!"
Nov 11, 2012
Louise Tessing and Roxy Lentz are now friends
Nov 4, 2012
Louise Tessing left a comment for Roxy Lentz
"Roxy, I discovered your work on Pinterest!  All I can say is WOW! I love your aesthetic, you do amazing things with found objects, shapes and patinas. Awesome! Need a friend?"
Nov 2, 2012
Louise Tessing joined Rebekah Frank's group
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Koru 4: Kindred Spirits

Information, interviews and updates about Finnish and International contemporary jewelry and posted by Rebekah Frank from the symposium, workshops and exhibitions during Koru 4: Kindred Spirits in Imatra, Finland.See More
Oct 6, 2012
Louise Tessing joined James Thurman's group
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Turkish Women's Cooperative Project

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Oct 6, 2012
Louise Tessing joined Pat Morrow's group
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Signature Work

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Oct 2, 2012
Louise Tessing posted photos
Sep 23, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Chicago, IL USA
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I am a metalsmith, jewelry designer and maker, and student at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago
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http://www.louisetessing.com
What media do you work with?
My earth sign love of the organic and tactile is combined with my awe of technology and structure. I envision an exploration of contrasts in my jewelry creations. Richly textured surfaces combined with organic structural qualities, precious metals with found objects, gems with non-precious metals and plastics, tribal design with new architectural forms, but always created with an eye to the sensual and highly dependent on the magic and power of serendipity.

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At 10:25am on August 29, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through September 15, 2015.

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At 8:02pm on January 23, 2013, Jennifer Merchant said…

Thank you Louise!

At 9:05am on November 12, 2012, Suzan Rezac said…

Thank you for the compliment!

At 4:13pm on July 6, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Louise, take all the time you need to get your bearings here. Please participate as much as you are comfortable. Everyone's real friendly and if there are questions you know where to find me :-) . Have a good one!
At 12:37pm on July 5, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Louise,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through July 15, 2013.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website are vetted to assure a measure of overall quality control. Unlike other image sharing websites, crafthaus is not a "free-for-all". Our members present their work in front of an educated and critical audience so the photos have to be GREAT. Our goal is to show our members' work in the best possible light. From the many images received daily, we aim to post as many as possible. Crafthaus heartily encourages comments from the membership, however, with regard to photos posted or not, we have a strict "NO WHINING" policy in effect! If your images don't get posted they do not meet crafthaus quality standards. Please review the photo guidelines under the FAQ tab.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor at live dot com, I will do my best to be of help.

I hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
Crafthaus Editor
 
 
 

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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Behind the Brooch part 2

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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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