Rimas VisGirda
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At 12:45pm on January 27, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 6:47pm on April 4, 2011, Catherine Witherell said…

FANMAIL:  I know it was probably 10 or 11 years ago in  Mendocino but it made me feel old so I was just being vague.  Anyway, still, when I joined crafthaus there was a photo of one of your pieces up in the sidebar and every time I saw it, I laughed because I remembered our class.  I still remember telling you I was Hungarian and that you had some of that in your family history too.  

I treasure the cup I have that you made and still love your style.  I'm working with metal clay for the last 10 years in between some ceramic sculpture.  Your class was one of my best ceramic classes taken and gave me many things to think about - especially "color and line".  If I had a list of artists that influenced me, you would be in the top ten of that list, even though I work in silver now.  I sometimes check the internet for photos of your current work.  I hope you are doing well.

At 3:13pm on April 5, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 5:12pm on March 15, 2009, Gary Schott said…
You should teach the workshops with those glasses!! I'll pass around the info.
At 1:50pm on March 1, 2009, mary obodzinski said…
I think Sweety & her daughter are going to Hungary this summer too.
At 4:33pm on February 28, 2009, mary obodzinski said…
Hey Rimas,
How's it going? I am looking forward to NCECA w/Sweety. We plan to visit arcosanti while we are there. What are you up too?

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.....


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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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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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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