March 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Upcoming Show: La Frontera


Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on March 28, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Handmade by Machine

People familiar with my work may be surprised to learn that I use CAD (Rhino, primarily) as a design tool and that quite often, elements of my work are made using CAM processes, such as 3D milling of wax which is then cast in precious metals. My own approach to these technologies is not unique and while I don’t use them as a primary method of production, there are many makers who do – Janet Huddie,…


Added by The Justified Sinner on March 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Modern Craft

Virtual Insanity - Virtual Expression is an exhibition, taking place at The Goldsmiths' Centre looking at the role of modern technologies in jewellery. Using new technology RCA students of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery present their experimentations under Silvia Weidenbach's guidance. All work for this exhibition was created by employing haptic arm and 3D printing. I saw Weidenbach's…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on March 17, 2013 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

Hull In A Handcart

Well, not quite, but I did have to travel on a bus - which is nearly a handcart - the trains being cancelled due to a landslip.

Hull is an odd place. For the place in the UK with the highest rates of unemployment and some of the lowest property prices, it feels like a prosperous city. It is clean, it is busy, there are plenty of galleries and cafés. Adding to the oddness is the fact that it is in Yorkshire but while the buildings are completely as you would expect in that great county…


Added by The Justified Sinner on March 14, 2013 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments


Nicholas Bivins incorporates a variety of materials in his work including wood, auto paint, plaster, clay, decals. The gusto of vibrant colors in contrast to white porcelain is his aim; like hot rods and chrome! ewers The tray sets create problem solving oppertunities for Nick to explore arrangement, rest, utility, and mobility. He considers the…


Added by Kala Stein on March 12, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Monday At The California College of the Arts

Catching up!

Monday brought me to visit the lovely Oakland campus of the California College of the Arts with Curtis, where I met the legendary - but modest and charming - Marilyn da Silva and spoke to their excellent students.

This was the first time I had been asked to give a talk about my work and background, rather than talking about technical practice and I found it quite nerve-wracking. Unusually, I was exceptionally nervous, fumbling about and fluffing lines until I…


Added by The Justified Sinner on March 11, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments


'Adapted Patterns Installation Necklace 01' will be featured in the exhibition…

Added by Liana Pattihis on March 11, 2013 at 5:05am — No Comments


I had originally nothing planned for the Sunday of my visit. I had been hoping that Victoria would be able to get down from Seattle to meet me, but that didn't happen. Mike - from Velvet da Vinci - and his partner, Tom, took me out for breakfast at "Brenda's", the most happening place in San Francisco for breakfast, it seems (we had to wait about 40 minutes for a…


Added by The Justified Sinner on March 10, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Craft Forward-ing

Apologies for the hiatus in blogging my visit to San Francisco; I had to spend some time in Yorkshire discussing a project which I hope to present here in the very near future.

My second day in San Francisco was spent at the American Craft Council/California College of the Arts symposium called "Craft Forward-ing", an event aimed at students and new graduates with a view to giving them an introduction to the world of business and suggesting ways of actually making money out of…


Added by The Justified Sinner on March 10, 2013 at 11:30am — 25 Comments

California Dreaming

Just back to a cloudy, damp, icy cold day in Glasgow, having boarded the plane from San Francisco at 18 degrees C and brilliant sun. The air there was clear, here it is fugged with tobacco smoke. Everyone looks miserable. I look miserable. I have to get to work before 4pm for a meeting with the college Prinicpal at which he told us about financial cuts to the education sector. Not a great return from what was an amazing four days on the East Coast of the USA...

I am not really sure…


Added by The Justified Sinner on March 7, 2013 at 12:48pm — 5 Comments

Matching Items Available

Made to Make collective are embracing the virtual space of the Internet with ‘Matching Items Available’ an online exhibition that went live today to coincide with Schmuck 2013.

One piece of jewellery…nine makers.

‘Matching Items Available’ sees nine art jewellers transform a mass-produced, fast-fashion necklace into something wholly…


Added by Farrah Al-Dujaili on March 6, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments

The Art of Repairing

Redesigning, remaking and recycling are all values that formulate the creative process of up cycling. "Fix, Fix, Fix is an exploration of the art of self-effacement. It includes curated objects, made outside of an art context by self-taught and professional repairers, alongside commissioned works by artists who have been asked to respond to the exhibition theme". Exhibiting artists include Arlington Conservation, David Clarke, Leo Fitzmaurice, Fixperts, Alice Kettle, Laura McGrath, Jasleen…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on March 5, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Getting Started, Tables First!

Hello, Friends!

I am a metalsmith/jeweler officially entering the art fair circuit, and I need tables. Well, a booth too, but that is an easy fix. I am looking for collapsible, possibly lightweight tables that can be reorganized if desired in a 10x10 space (booth).  I have come across this really AMAZING company Dynamic Display Solutions if anyone is interested in their products, however they are out of my price range at the moment.

I am welcome to ANY suggestions or…


Added by Amber D. Harrison on March 5, 2013 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

3D Scanner Test

Scanner test!

Last semester I took Digital Fabrication with Matt Hebert. I really enjoyed it so since then I have been working more in the Rhino program. I have always been very passionate about computer programs and now digital fabrication has finally come to me as a new set of skill.…

Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on March 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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