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…"
"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…"
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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!
"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…"