Thank you very much for your help at the show. If I get in again I may take you up on your offer to stay over. Still sorting through paper work. I'll send you a letter in the mail by next Monday. It was so nice to meet you. Thank you again!
Brigitte gave me your name and thought you might be interested in helping me during some of the retail days at the ACC Baltimore show. I really like your installations.
Christine Simpson Forni
cell: 312 307 7824
I am glad you like it. Hope we'll get a chance to meet one day. Whenever you plan to come to the Baltimore area - Washington DC is not far away, please, I a happy to show you more of my work in my beautiful studio spaces. Talk to you later ...
I will write in English because I assume most cannot read German here.
Thank you for your compliments. I was not too far away from Cleveland. I was actually in Bowling Green south of Toledo for my MFA. Currently after having taught in Wisconsin I am working in west Michigan, at the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, twenty minutes east of Holland (German Autobahn speed).
Are you interested in such a table? The page were you saw it was actually a rushed portfolio when I applied for a teaching position. The product is more a concept and not build. The Idea is to as you can see have all cables included and in particular cables and modem inside the table and legs.
I very much agree with you idea about design and art. In Germany I studied strictly design while here in the US I focused on fine arts and self centered work during my grad school time.
I like both for their unique purpose. Combining customer related design work with fine arts is what in my opinion is the most interesting.
You did not notice the origin of the logo?
PM USA is Phillip Morris USA or simply Marlboro.
CK BRD is well my name and Germany. The symbols
left and right are PEZ dispensers replacing Marlboro's horses.
The logo is part of the PEZ dispenser I made PEZboro articulating my research result about nicotine gum abuse and communicating this utilizing rapid prototyping, graphic design, and silversmithing.
I like the mix of disciplines very much as I also do not see myself as a jewelry designer or product designer. I rather studied between the chairs.
Currently I am preparing for three conferences I am attending and thus have not produced new work. I also switched jobs two times in the recent two years and thus was more focusing on those than my private work.
I hope with the next year to be able to produce more again.
crafthaus member Shana Kroiz is in Baltimore - and I think she knows her way around the local art scene. Maybe you want to get in touch with her to see if she can point you to some spaces/galleries and other fun stuff ? Brigitte
“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
Another two-week hiatus between posts and it is only because I've been too busy to be able to find a moment to write things down. So much has happened, from being asked if I were "eligible" for inclusion in a list of "eligible bachelors" - my non-bachelor status making me ineligible for the inclusion - to being asked to write an article for a new jewellery magazine about something which isn't jewellery!The main thing on the workbench has been another of my projects which was started and then…See More
The belt buckle has long been a functional object. It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement. This exhibition features a collection of contemporary, hand crafted belt buckles that really examine what this amazing accessory can do beyond its solely functional past. See More
As a student of ceramics at Berea College, I’m always observing and learning about the ceramics world. NCECA, however, takes the fire of my learning to a whole new cone pack.This blog will capture my excitement of the before, during, and after of the 2013 NCECA. I will talk to ceramicists, explore dazzling exhibits, and embrace all that the NCECA paradise has to offer. This blog will be the log in which I jot all my gushing observations!See More
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
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This Crafthaus exhibit features sculptors whose work provides habitat for wild creatures. Inhabitants range from insects to birds to sea life.We encourage others to create art that benefits both humans and the wild things that share our spaces.The exhibit runs June 8 - July 8, 2013. It is available for viewing in the Crafthaus archives thereafter.See More
Scheduled from January through March, the Armory's Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series brings together participants and contemporary master artists from all over the country for unparalleled educational experiences. Now in its 16th year, the series caters to artists of all skill levels and diverse media. The 2014 Visiting…See More
Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!See More
Another two-week hiatus between posts and it is only because I've been too busy to be able to find a moment to write things down. So much has happened, from being asked if I were "eligible" for inclusion in a list of "eligible bachelors" - my non-bachelor status making me ineligible for the inclusion - to being asked to write an article for a new jewellery magazine about something which isn't jewellery!
The main thing on the workbench has been another of my projects which was…
In the fall of 2014, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the…
Line Jorddal Jewelry, made from recycled odds and ends consisting of a combination of precious material and garbage, old toys, jewellery donated by friends and strangers, dirty plastic, silver chains, Swarovski crystals and stuff found on the floor in a bar, Jorddal creates wearable art…