My summer is going great. Classes were done a week ago and Melissa has put me to work at home. Lots of digging. We're putting in a substantial garden and raising chinckens. I was just thinking about you and our ongoing plans to (trade?) workshops. I think we just need to pick a week for you to come this way and figure things out that way. Let me know.
I just got your postcard for the Surgical Museum show -- FAR OUT!!! That is totally wonderful & I think your work is PERFECT for this venue. I am thinking about going up for SOFA; maybe i can go over and see it! Is this new work, or a mix of old and new? I recognize the balloon piece from your UIUC days -- did you re-inflate balloons for all those wire frames? You go, girl!
great, i saw some more of your work in columbus at the ODC show (I also had 2 pieces in it). i really loved that particular brooch in that show. would love to see more, i'm sure i'll see you around the toledo/BG scene.
"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys.
Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19:
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue. Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
"I am in the boomer generation, and when I was starting out life on my own, I didn't want what my parents had, or anyone else's parents, so it is reasonable that the new generation doesn't either. The boomer generation seems to be the…"
"In addition to my artwork, I do silver repair. Very few of the pieces I repair are from silver collectors. Most silver is inherited from family. Some pieces are in bad shape, or the silver is in need of repair after it was broken by the next…"
"This is a really interesting article. I'm a designer, maker and educator, and I've noticed that more and more students coming in are X and Y's. It's easy to label them, and not necessarily fair to paint them all with the same…"