January 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Filigree car!

Anyone with any metal experience can appreciate this filigree car (see link)...pretty cool!


Added by Aimee A. Domash on January 31, 2010 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Adornment and Excess show at Miami University

Tonite (Jan 28) from 5-7pm is the Opening Reception for the Adornment and Excess show at Miami University Art Museum (Oxford, OH). It looks to be a provocative group of work, "a dynamic framework for considering questions of sustainability, responsibility, material recycling, ethical consumption, prosperity,… Continue

Added by emiko oye on January 28, 2010 at 3:25am — No Comments

SNAG Extreme Raffle

It's here! The annual SNAG raffle is up and running with some fantastic prizes including a grand prize of a 1 or 2 week workshop at Arrowmont, Penland, or Haystack INCLUDING a $200 travel voucher. Follow the link to purchase a ticket and see all the fabulous prizes! Only 500 tickets will be sold!…


Added by Marlene True on January 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

ECU Symposium

What a weekend! We had our long awaited symposium "Material Topics" this weekend. We had metals students from University, Appalachian State, Winthrop, VCU, and even someone from SCAD. Of course there were a ton of ECU people, even some from outside the metals department. We even had alumni and some community members from outside the university. I think our final count was up around 100 people!

The whole thing kicked off Friday night with an opening for a fantastic show between ECU… Continue

Added by Liz Steiner on January 18, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

2010: Make it Happen

I have never made New Years Resolutions but i like the idea that sometimes all it takes for a fresh start is for a new year to begin. I need this idea because it gives me hope. It is comforting to think i can put aside a year of things that didn't quite pan out and can start anew.

So far January has been productive inspite of obstacles, but i have tried to see the positive or at least to not be discouraged (this has not come easily to me, and at times has felt like it is against the… Continue

Added by Adriane Dalton on January 15, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

Material Topics

I'm really looking forward to this weekends metal symposium at Eastern Carolina University.

They are hosting some great workshops including:

Rob Jackson – e Eloquent Nail/ Linda Darty – Enamel in the 21st Century/ Mary Pearse – Design Challenge

Tim Lazure – Tool Making /Christine Zoller – Beaded Jewelry/ Bob Ebendorf – A Brush of Creativity

Also a panel discussions with guest faculty Margaret Yaukey, Angela Bubash, Courtney… Continue

Added by Michael Gayk on January 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments


Thanks Crafthaus for the feature.
Crafthaus and NING are such great applications!!

Added by Michael Gayk on January 12, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Looks a lot like the Matrix...

Sure it does, but I really question the foresight of the Matrix developers when they created the iconic scrolling text. The best thing about my job is the ability to work on various cutting edge projects, whether for an entrepreneur or another research institution. Recently I was given the task of developing a virtual and physical model of the data you see… Continue

Added by Michael Gayk on January 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Timing is Everything

Before my current work and research into CAD and Rapid Manufacturing all of my time was devoted to hollowware and large scale sculpture. I am a certified ASME welder and offered such services as casting bronze and precision TIG stainless steel welding.

Here is an example of public work I fabricated. This is an memorial piece for the local Rotary International group of Sodus, NY. The memorial will have plaques of past Rotary members that have played and… Continue

Added by Michael Gayk on January 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

SAATCHI WEEKLY TOP 10 for Week of 4 - 10 Jan 2010

WOW I have been picked!! SAATCHI ONLINE TOP 10 CHOSEN BY CONSTANCE GOUNOD Saatchi Online deputy editor Constance Gounod selects 10 artists registered on Saatchi Online. Check out the link.

Added by Norman Sherfield on January 5, 2010 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

What do I mean by success

How I define success has changed as the years have gone by, but here are the signposts of my various definitions of success:

1. My craft supports me and my family (college cost for kids, mortgage, food, etc.).

2. My craft supports my creative urges.

3. I can make, via skills and techniques, whatever my creativity insists that I make.

4. My work (jewels) is enjoyed and WORN by my collectors.

5. My work pleases and inspires me.

6. My work keeps me young!

7. My… Continue

Added by Linda Kaye-Moses on January 4, 2010 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

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