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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 30, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
I finally finished The Lobster Quadrille, a piece I started in the spring of last year and which I never got round to setting and finishing. It was the work of a few hours' to complete it.
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I finished the Cold Genius!
Everything: now to send it off to Goldsmiths' Hall for their craft and design competition.
The box is made from an old wooden box which held a precision lathe. I rubbed it down, waxed it and lined it.
Added by Patti Bleicher on January 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Robin Gordon on January 25, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Work continues on the Cold Genius piece and the main "theatre" is now finished, apart from polishing and patination. All the engraving is now done:
The ice-cave in which he lives, still to be enamelled. The ceramic figure will be visible through the quartz crystal prism.
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments
Seth Papac and Ruth Koelewyn, artists and curators with a committed and talented group of jewelers backed by The Society of North American Goldsmiths.
assemble an international exhibition in one of America’s leading installation art…
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 22, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments
My current crazy obsession with the Cold Genius nears an end. Everything is stoneset and I've spent the last 2 hours engraving the inner lid. There is about another 2 hours to go, but I need a break!
Blue topaz, aquamarine, green quartz, clear quartz and enamel chips.
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 21, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments
For those of you who missed the interview on Jan 20 and have an hour to kill, here it is again. Enjoy!
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 21, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
If you are attending the CAA Conference Feb. 10-14th in NEW YORK, here are a few sessions you don’t want to miss:
The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) has announced the 2011 partner museums who will offer four Windgate Museum Internships for either graduate or undergraduate students who are aspiring curators. Interns work closely with a curator on a studio craft collection, exhibition, or research project…Continue
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
The Cold Genius piece is starting to take a form now and I can see the end in sight. Which is just as well, really, as he has to be posted off late next week! I set and finished the brooch element today:
Added by Patti Bleicher on January 19, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments
Added by Patti Bleicher on January 18, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments
Two exciting interviews are coming up on the hourlong Jay Whaley's BlogTalkRadio Show:
Date: Thursday, JANUARY 20, 2011, approximately 3-4pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
UPDATE: Comments from Lee Marshall, designer of the Knew Concept Saw
(Same comments as posted on "Thinking out Loud" but also put here for completeness.)
I emailed Lee with some of the comments I've received on here, on Flickr and on my Blogs and he sent me back a very detailed and thoughtful reply which I quote here with permission.
Spares are available of course. It simply has not come up as yet, so I haven't crossed that bridge. I will send…
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 16, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments
This piece, entitled Red Radial Pattern Set (consists of a pin and brooch) is actually the back half of the tin from whence came the works Henri Tin Pin, and Henri Tin Brooch. This one was made as one of the last few works that rounded out my master of fine arts examination exhibition, which was…Continue
Added by Melissa Cameron on January 15, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I've been invited to make a piece for a show entitled "Beneath the Skin" in Sheffield later this year. Here is where it begins:
A handmade tattoo machine!
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 15, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments