I'm a composer, cellist, metalsmith, designer, photographer, traveller, computer geek, fledgling set designer, and ex-ballerina, among a few other things. Inspired by the Viennese Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte model, I strive for 'gesamtkunstwerk' or comprehensive artwork... an exploration, combination, and synthesis of all my passions in numerous realms of art and design.
My jewelry work revolves, for the most part, around sterling silver, resin, concrete, gemstones, rusted metals, sound and found objects. I'm also currently prototyping new work using 3D design and printing processes.
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Congratulations on being a featured artist! I'd love if you joined our Canada Can Craft blog as I've had some interest in the biligual aspect of Canadian Craft and would love your input. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/canadacancraft
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Director, Luke & Eloy Gallery
"Thank you very much for your post, 2Roses! I agree with you, clear-sighted planning of the inevitable will actually go a long way in easing our minds. Fretting about the unknown will do nobody any good. Thanks!"
This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is…See More
"We have organized and attended more artist estate sales over the last 40 years than I can remember. Our experience is chiefly with jewelers, lapidaries, and metalsmiths. There seems to be a very distinct and repetitive pattern to these…"
"Very interesting articles and at the same time, a very sad story. It all just fits right into the fact that there is a dwindling market for new or seasoned craft, even craft that had a previously established value. "
"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: