February 2011 Blog Posts (37)

Coming to The Ranch in 2011:

 

 

Brenda Schweder, Megan Corwin, Gordon Uyahara, Binky Bergsman, Ronna Sarvas Weltman, Melissa Cable, Barbara Berk, Richard Salley, Chris Campbell, Anjanette Harper, Amber George, Patrik Kusek, Maureen Brusa Zappellini, David Huang, Ken Bova, Lorena Angulo, Dawn Nichols Walden, Victoria Lansford, Robert Dancik, Barbara Minor - and more!!

Added by Randi Harper on February 26, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

The Tattoo Machine

Beneath The Skin 83

  Beneath The Skin 82

Finally finished the tattoo machine for the "Beneath the Skin" exhibition in Sheffield next month! I'm so relieved at getting this main part completed and I can now concentrate on…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2011 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

TAX TIME, Tick Tock, The Tax Clock is Ticking

BentClocks06 Time to get your business taxes ready.

For artists and makers, running your business in a manner compliant with I.R.S. rules
can make a BIG DIFFERENCE between being declared a "business" instead of a "hobby".…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on February 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition: Australian Jewelry Topos

This exciting exhibition brings together eighteen young Australian artists, all graduates of the Gold and Silvermithing Department at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. The theme of topos, place, is explored through a diverse and fascinating group of jewelry objects. Place includes locations in the physical world, such as homes and public squares, crowded cities and untouched forests. Place can also refer to states of mind, webs of memory and association, and other metaphorical spaces.… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on February 24, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Third year students at the Inhorgenta Fair in Munich

Third year students will be presenting works in the Inhorgenta Fair in Munich this weekend! from the 25 to the 28 of feb pass by and visit the Alchimia Stand…

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Added by Alchimia Jewellery School on February 24, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Aaaaaaargh!

I am SO annoyed. I had just finished cleaning and polishing these rings:

 

Beneath The Skin (WIP) 68 when I managed to completely lose the one on the right with the heart. I have turned the workshop upside-down and can't find it. It is getting to the point where I would actually be quicker making another! These rings are part of my collection…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 23, 2011 at 3:32pm — 5 Comments

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: 2011 Craft Research Fund – PROJECT GRANTS

 

2011 Craft Research Fund – PROJECT GRANTS

 THE MISSION of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft

in the United States.

 

GOALS

To support innovative research…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 23, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

"Where is tradition in American Studio Craft?" College Art Association 2011 – CCCD Sponsored Session

 

Lectures/Talks

Session:  Where is tradition in American…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New in the drawers: Katy Hackney

There is a playfulness about Katy Hackney’s jewelery; her unorthodox materials challenge our preconceived notions of what is precious. Katy’s use of alternative materials such as cellulose acetate, Formica, plywood and enamel paint are dictated by what she happens upon in antique and thrift stores. The discovery of an old, discarded piece of cellulose acetate or Formica no longer produced – therefore extinct, is viewed as others would a costly jewel, squirreled away until she devises jewellery… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on February 22, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Yuma Pins and evolution of a theme

Hi Ho Hi Ho to the Yuma Symposium I go

Every February for the past 32 years a group of artists and creative thinkers make the trek to Yuma Arizona to attend what has now become known as the Yuma Symposium.

It started as a backyard barbecue after a visiting artist lecture series at AZ Western College, and has grown to an annual event with hundreds of enthusiastic… Continue

Added by Maureen Brusa Zappellini on February 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jewellery Workshop by Alchimia Alumnus Catalina Brenes

Alchimia Alumnus Catalina Brenes will be offering a workshop on Contemporary Jewellry from the 28 feb to the 4 mar at Studio Metalo San Jose Costa Rica. It is open to all levels…
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Added by Alchimia Jewellery School on February 22, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Brand New New Brand

Alchimia Alumnus Isabel Dammerman wil be participating in Brand New New Brand ast the Inhorgenta Fair in Munich. So if your around Munich from the 25 of feb to 28 pass by Halle C2 stand 501\601 num. 13…
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Added by Alchimia Jewellery School on February 22, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

CRITIQUE GROUP GUIDELINES for Artists and Makers

 

CRITIQUE GROUP GUIDELINES

 

A Critique Group can offer friendly feedback and helpful perspective to artists and makers on a regular basis. Scheduled meetings also help you stay motivated with external deadlines (for each Critique Group meeting) and a break from the isolation of the studio.



The…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on February 21, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Metals 2011 Exhibition

 



Metals 2011 is a showcase of some of students and some of their mentors from university metal and jewelry programs from across the State of Michigan and Northern Ohio. This years participating universities are Bowling Green State University, Eastern Michigan University and College for Creative Studies.



A collaborative exhibition sponsored by the Michigan Silversmiths Guild and Gifts of Art, part of the U of M Health System. This exhibition will…

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Added by christine bossler on February 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

a studio visit

hello everyone, just wanted to report of a beautiful studio visit i had today and of 2 beautiful people i finally met in person....carolyn and bob, of ornament magazine.

:-)

given the fact that i am deep in (i call it) frenzy-show-mode, currently preparing 2 shows for april, nyc (http://www.artrider.com/CNY11.html) & dc (…

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Added by Emanuela Aureli on February 19, 2011 at 8:09pm — 4 Comments

Further Forward

Finally got the colouring of the Japanese alloys working, so can now start on making the components of the piece. 

 

Beneath The Skin (WIP) 60

These hearts are made from high-purity Copper, with 25/75 Ag/Cu fused to the surface, then press-formed. The idea is that on colouring in Rokusho, the copper will turn a deep red and the shakudo will go a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

getting there

I've been on holiday for a few days, so no posts. Back to the grindstone today, playing about with these Japanese alloys. Just before I went on holiday, I was having problems with an ochre-coloured deposit on the metals and copper plating: I guessed that this was caused by iron in some way - a hazard in my workshops, where old bits of iron are as likely to be on the bench as precious metals. 

Cleaning everything up made a huge difference to the samples and I even achieved some very…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on February 16, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Shipping Alternatives to Europe-General question

I have a question to anyone with the experience, I need to ship a small box to Europe, with some art supplies for a class I am teaching in late June. I do not want to ship it air, because the contents are considered flammable. (Pine Oil, medium for glass paints). Any suggestions on a alternative? By boat? How? Whom?

In case you are wondering, I have shipped a lot by air, Korea, Japan, Australia, and Europe, I use Fed Ex, they have a service called, Fed Ex Great Rates. But , I use it…

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Added by john de Wit on February 16, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

500 silver jewelry designs

well, somewhere in there there is a picture of one of my play rings....will be out officially april 2011...can't wait to see it!check it out and let me know what you think!

 

emanuela…

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Added by Emanuela Aureli on February 16, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship

 

 

 

 

JOHN D. MINECK FOUNDATION



The foundation was created in 2007 to award charitable and educational gifts which reflect John’s interests and values. John’s skills as a fine furniture maker were a result of passion, dedication…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
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