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
“Ferrous”- A Cooperative Exhibition between Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus. Exhibition dates: March 1 - April 14, 2013Simultaneous exhibition at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus (online)!See More
"Shana, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. My crafthaus messages tend to get lost in the shuffle. You can absolutely use my images. Do you still need them? I rip images of here for slide lectures for my students, so…"
"I am teaching an experimental enameling class and would love to use some of your images as examples, If this is OK with you would you e-mail me some images for my class to view?
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"30-40% plaster with the balance being half silica flour and half cristobalite will give you close to what commercial investment is. When I first learned how to cast in high school we mixed equal parts plaster, silica flour and cristobalite. I…"
The ring you commented on is actually a rendering of something I designed in Rhinoceros (a digital 3DM software). Sorry, no foundry. . .
I don't know if your interested in rapid prototyping but, I will be printing a version of this ring in stainless steel. I will also be making a low temperature vulcanized mold of this ring that I have printed on an Eden Objet printer in Durus White. My primary objective is to then cast the ring in sterling silver or gold so that I can tension set Herkimer Diamonds between the "synapse" elements [the ring is inspired by the electrical exchange between neurons]. I'm also going to print one or two extra stainless steel to play with tension setting/capturing various materials within the constraints of printed steel (printed steel has poignantly different characteristics than cast, forged or fabricated steel)
Thank you so much for the encouraging response! Its much appreciated :)
Hi Sean, good to hear from you. I am doing well, we put in a nice garden too and now I am leaving it for 4 weeks. I am going to teach a summer session at SIUE and then a week at Arrowmont... hopefully I will get a little studio time and home grown veggies when I return!
"Phenomenal! The darker shade. YC 123! I would have to see it, of course, but it's lovely from here. I had a fabric sample in the US but the trouble with it was that it felt too 'thin' in my hands, almost see-through, I greatly prefer…"
"Oh dear... you have no idea, Brigitte! Five different tweed jackets and one more being made, two full suits, several pairs of trousers, eight waistcoats... It isn't too much, but getting there!
As to the tweed, how about…"
"I hate to contradict you, but there is no such thing as 'too much tweed.' Especially when you live in Scotland. Just kidding. I have had my eyes on finding tweed pants for a good long while but I'd like them in an distinctly orange…"
I've been on holiday! Last thing on my bench were the silver "rabbit in a hat" charms, one of which I managed to set and polish: This one has 24 x 1.8mm garnets round it and I'm making others with sapphires, rubies and mixed stones. One of my colleagues has commented that it is something of a departure from the "horrific" pieces made from…See More