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I earned my BFA in metal/jewelry design from Buffalo State College in 2009 and am earning my MFA in Studio Art (metal/jewelry design concentration) at Towson University.

“Sir, your armor will not fit me, but I find it suiting you.” -Erik Peterson, musician/political activist


Modification, manipulation and mutation are concepts that are prominently featured in my figurative work and how I choose to live my life. Modification has changed the way that I see myself and the way the rest of the world responds to my appearance. The choice to heavily modify and permanently adorn my body has made my life difficult and rewarding. Many of my works include stitching and repetition expressed in metal and fiber, which are powerful ways of showing the process of physical healing, emotional restoration and metamorphosis. It is in making wearable, non-functional jewelry that constricts the wearer’s movements that allows both the viewer and the wearer to step into my place in this world. I use both humor and irony to create layers of meaning in my pieces and I strive for my works create a push-pull feeling between the viewer and the piece. In my current work, I try to show how our experiences can consume and change us into something that we never knew we could be.

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CALL FOR ENTRY: Fabricated Juried by Rachel Timmins

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art

Deadline for Entry: December 3rd, 2012

Exhibition Dates: February 2nd - March 3rd, 2013

Description: Fabricated is an all-media exhibition featuring “wearable art," which refers to individually designed pieces of…

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At 1:29pm on February 11, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through February 15, 2015.
Enjoy crafthaus!

At 9:26pm on April 6, 2012, Tom Supensky said…

Rachel...best of luck to you at Towson.  From a retired professor at Towson.  Tom Supensky

At 8:26am on April 6, 2012, Stephen Saracino said…

Hey gal,

Nice shoulder piece on Crafthaus. Nice to see your brain whalloping reality...

Stefano

At 9:46am on November 19, 2011, Kathleen Brughelli said…
Congratulations!  Well deserved feature. I love your work. 
At 10:18am on June 2, 2011, Stephen Saracino said…
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At 11:38am on June 1, 2011, Stephen Saracino said…

Rach,

 

Featured is what you are...

 

Stefano

At 7:40am on May 17, 2011, Michelle Pujol said…
nice work Rachel
At 6:28pm on March 28, 2011, Tara Nahabetian said…
Way to go, lady. Featured Artist.
At 8:37am on March 27, 2011, Dennis Nahabetian said…

Right on, Rachel. Featured Artist Extraordinaire.

At 5:14pm on March 26, 2011, Leisa Rich said…
You continue to amaze me!
 
 
 

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.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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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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