Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
The application of a theme is sometimes well intentioned, if misguided. More often than not they feel pinned on, stretched, or squeezed out of proportion. I have participated in shows with terrible themes. I have attended events that claimed to follow a unifying theme though no evidence was presented to…Continue
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Anyone familiar with my recent work knows that I'm very keen on scrolls and banners! In Sheffield last month, I went to an exhibition of woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair (and others) dating from around 1512 and which were commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a means of commemorating himself after he died. It seems that Maximilian I was obsessed with his own death and immortality. One of the most amazing features of these prints - for me - was the scrolls and banners portrayed in…Continue
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The Freshest work at the show? By some standards*. I had a great time at the Smithsonian Craft Show, meeting wonderful artists, hearing people laugh out loud to my wearable wall piece "Hot Water", selling new multiples and one of a kind work. Although, some artists felt the show was less busy than last year and it did conflict with SOFA NY, which isn't desirable, I did pretty well for all new work and no mailing list.
*Edgy art can be polarizing with strong negative and…Continue
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To those who followed the link on my previous blog and couldn't access the whole article, here it is in text form. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Author: Shelley Carson
He is one…Continue
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When I was in my early 20s, I read compulsively Mervyn Peake's trilogy, "Titus Groan", "Gormenghast" and "Titus Alone", a remarkable body of work which is, superficially, fantasy writing: Alas! it is too often dismissed as such. In fact, what Peake created was a fantastical portrait of a rigid, class-ridden society on the brink of collapse, a parable for Britain in the early-mid 20th Century.
As mentioned before, a gift of a polymer clay owl skull prompted me to create a…Continue
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I recently had 2 major surgeries, the first in my life. The recovery time is much slower and more tedious than I expected. My major frustration is not being able to get back in the studio yet and make jewelry. So, to fill the hours, I've been reading.
I love to read, but really. Can we just go whack on some metal now?
I recently read this article published in the Scientific American about how the creative mind is indeed different than a "normal" mind (See…Continue
It's (almost) spring in New York so it's time for the annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, better known as SOFA.
At the beautiful Park Avenue Armory, prominent international galleries and dealers present works from design, decorative and fine arts, showcasing the rich visual heritage of decorative arts including jewelry, ceramics, furniture, glass, and fiber.
SOFA also features an acclaimed…
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Beneath The Skin
Sheffield Institute of Arts, 24th March - 24th April
Jivan Astfalck, Elizabeth Callinicos, Jack Cunningham,…Continue
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Right now we are working with the Santa Fe community to bring together student and professional jewelers for the October Makeover. We are re-designing our curriculum to more effectively bring participants up to speed on ethical practices and sourcing for jewelry. We are looking for a house to rent while in Santa Fe (at a non-profit rate (as close to free as possible)) so that all of our project assistants and documentarians can stay under one roof. And we are yes, fundraising. We…Continue
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