Tom Muir
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Inter-Connections, the Michigan Silversmiths Guild's First Annual Spring Conference at College for Creative Studies

March 23, 2012 to March 25, 2012
March 23-25 is Inter-Connections, the MSG's First Annual Spring Conference! It will take place at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit and will be hosted by its Metal Programs Chair, Tom Madden.Opening night events include a social time, a workshop on creating professional quality images of work using easily sourced materials, and tour CCS's new metals facility.This first conference is designed to facilitate new connections between members, strengthen old ones, and make opportunity…See More
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Tom Muir is Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Muir has lectured and taught widely, holding positions at universities and craft schools around the country. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft and design exhibitions, in which he has received 10 best of show or first place awards. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Michigan Council for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. In 2009, Muir received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for lifetime work.

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At 8:36pm on September 1, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 3:01pm on February 10, 2013, The Justified Sinner said…

Thanks, Tom. Good to connect with you here.

At 9:15pm on August 20, 2010, Randy Long said…
Hi Tom! Is that Thorn Teapot really yours. I don't remember ever seeing it. I also have never seen the bottle stopper. Both very nice pieces. You work is terrific.
At 11:11pm on July 14, 2010, Tom Muir said…
An exciting new arts journal, ANCORA IMPARO, went live this month with its latest issue, including an illustrated feature of some of my most noted metalworks and their inspirations in the world of birds, along with thoughts on craft, art, bird photography and the study of natural history. Enjoy your viewing!
http://ancoraimparo.org
At 6:59am on March 5, 2010, L. Sue Szabo said…
Yeah Tom, I had a blast. Let me know when Iris E is speaking in BG and I'll come down for that. I checked the MSG website yesterday and it hadn't been listed yet. Maybe we'll go get drinks afterwards?
sue
At 4:41pm on September 27, 2009, Marissa Saneholtz said…
Like student, like professor. . . Hahaha. Congrats on being Featured Artist!
At 11:38am on September 27, 2009, Vincent Pontillo said…
Tom, congrats on being a featured artist!!! Hope all is well at BGSU, we all miss you in Buffalo.
At 8:02am on August 14, 2009, rachel timmins said…
thank you so much, Tom!
you're an inspiration. :)
At 9:23am on March 27, 2009, Billie Jean Theide said…
Tom,

Tadas named the new black swallowtail butterfly, "Wing." Yesterday, we turned our master bathroom into a butterfly house. We are patiently waiting for the rest of the butterflies to emerge. Today's secret ingredient...mashed watermelon.
At 11:09am on February 16, 2009, Nicole DesChamps-Benke said…
Hi Tom,
Thanks for the invite!
Nicole
 
 
 

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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

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