Louise Tessing
  • Female
  • 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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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
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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.

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"I didn't buy any boots... they are not really my style, though I admire them.  There was a bull to sit on - a rather placid creature, it seemed, but I never thought to sit on it. If James had told me that you had done it, I would too, then…"
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Lieta Marziali commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Most fabulous. All my work is narrative too. It is an urge that grew in me and has slowly permeated my entire practice. I now don't think I could work in any other way. Really looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Brigitte Martin commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I am thrilled to see you had such a great time, Dauvit. Funny, James took me boot shopping as well when I was down there and I visited the same store you went to. At the time, someone was getting his boots custom fitted, it was sight to be seen. You…"
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Linda Kaye-Moses commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Strong and beautiful exhibition. Thanks for giving us the chance to see this work."
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Tom Supensky commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Narrative can have a very wide definition.  I think my work is narrative in that I try to express some form of communication with my clay sculptures.  How can I get my work in the January show?Cheers, Tom www.tomsupensky.com"
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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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