"Hello John, thanks very much! your work is truly inspirational... makes me want to play the flute.. I'm still debating whether I'll go to SNAG, as time and finances are rare these days. Thanks again for bringing up a topic that many…"
"Thank you for creating this group John... the problem of how to meld my myriad passions and experiences into a somewhat cohesive whole has plagued me for ages.
I'm a Jill of many trades.. perhaps too many. My circuitous route has thus far taken…"
Plastic + Metal will be highlighted on Crafthaus from March 13 - April 13. This online exhibition shows different perspectives on how Crafthaus members are applying plastic and metal to craft objects.Curated By: Brice Garrett See More
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.
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
Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
"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."
"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…"
"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,
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!