These are a couple of studies I recently completed using cable ties to make necklaces. I'm loving the colours and patterns you can produce with them. The final piece I created is a very dramatic and 3-dimensional collar but I will save it to share in my upcoming book on found objects/recycled materials in jewelry. Enjoy the teaser + give a… Continue
Added by Heather Skowood on August 31, 2009 at 8:17am —
Jewelry Seminar: Working towards a More Creative Future
with Charon Kransen
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art, Jewelry Center 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore Maryland 21211
Date: October 3rd and 4th
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
On line Log on to: https://danube.mica.edu/cs/register/
By phone: 410-225-2219
This seminar is based on the concept of encouraging jewelry artists… Continue
Added by Shana Kroiz on August 26, 2009 at 12:51pm —
Last week at the American Craft Council show
in San Francisco I was awarded with
the Award of Excellence 2009.
This is is for me such an honor that I still don't find the right words to describe my gratitude and satisfaction.
And now I must thank all the dear friends that strongly advised me to do the show and support me when I really needed… Continue
Added by Francesca Vitali on August 26, 2009 at 12:00am —
Prospectus and application directions are now posted on the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths website for the 2010/11 Metal Inclinations 2 exhibition. This year the focus will be jewelry. 1st place winner will be awarded a cash prize of $2000. For complete details visit - http://midwest-metalsmiths.org
Added by Linda Lankford on August 22, 2009 at 8:54pm —
Wow! What an evening. The artist's reception for the members exhibition was terrific. The event was extremely well attended. Adam Foster Jewelry is a fantastic facility and the exhibition pieces were beautifully displayed. Every piece of jewelry in the show was truely exceptional. It makes me feel very proud to be associated with this organization and with all of the talented artists in our group. Thanks Aimee Domash for organizing this show, great job. Thanks Adam Foster for letting us hold… Continue
Added by Linda Lankford on August 22, 2009 at 1:00am —
This is an abstract of a paper Tamsin Kerr and I are presenting at the Making Futures: Craft and Sustainability conference in Plymouth, UK next month.
Memory keepers, map makers, and material thinkers: the sustained offerings of craft objects
Tamsin Kerr http://cooroorainstitute.com/
Ross Annels w http://rossannels.com/
This presentation draws upon the landscape memoir work of intellectual Tamsin Kerr and the ecoregionalism of fine furniture designer/maker, Ross… Continue
Added by Ross Annels on August 21, 2009 at 1:38am —
It's time to sign up for Soldering 101 and Stone Setting Applications on
-September 26-27 2009
Soldering 101, Sherri Jaudes
at Maryville University
Students will learn the 7 basic joints of metalsmithing: t-joint, corner joint, spot joint, bead joint, butt joint, sweat solder and stud joint. They will learn the correct use of the flame and appropriate size tip for the piece, amount of flux needed and how to set up and heat the… Continue
Added by Linda Lankford on August 18, 2009 at 11:31pm —
I have found that I am not solely a studio artist. I know how to work in a studio and I’ve got lots of conventional studio skills, but it really doesn’t engage me week in week out. I realize that what I am really interested in is the tourism outside my front door.
My research is about working with entropy. I’m drawn to buildings as metaphor for system breakdowns – and as opportunities to learn more about how humans interface with the world through architecture. I use neglected… Continue
Added by Robert Longyear on August 18, 2009 at 6:03pm —
Thank you to those who have helped me to understand that all those crumbling towers were most likely biblical, for I am as ignorant as I am heaven-sent.
My rotting teeth are another story. Teeth aren’t as sacred I guess as architecture.
3 times – 5 times
it’s been all my years since my last confession
3 times – 5 times
yes father – i appropriate things
stereos, radios,… Continue
Added by Robert Longyear on August 13, 2009 at 5:22pm —
Added by noel leicht on August 12, 2009 at 9:40am —
Listen to an interview with me and BlogTalk personality Jay Whaley http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios/2009/08/06/Metalsmith-Bench-Talk-With-Jay-Whaley
The hour long interview can be downloaded or simply listen on line as streaming audio.
Added by Harriete Estel Berman on August 11, 2009 at 2:08am —
Here are the names of the four supurb artists selected to judge the 2010/11 SMM Metal Inclination 2 Exhibition.
Jamie Bennett, Klaus Bürgel, John Cogswell,
Links to bios can be found in the Int Exhibition section of the SMM web site.
Prospectus and application will be on-line in the very near future.
Added by Linda Lankford on August 9, 2009 at 10:20pm —
Yesterday I decided to give FACEBOOK a try for promoting my paper jewelry work.
I have created (not without any problems...eheheh dyslexia made its appearance-see photo below!!) my FAN PAGE (http://www.facebook.com/pages/FRUCCI-DESIGN-paper-jewelry-by-Francesca-Vitali/120122162174)...for those of you who don't know what a fan page is, check the following link out http://www.facebook.com/advertising/?pages…
Added by Francesca Vitali on August 7, 2009 at 2:00am —
On the program today, I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Harriete Estel Berman, MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and BFA, Syracuse University. Berman has worked with recycled tin cans since 1988 creating jewelry to large sculptures. Since 2001 she has been working on Professional Guidelines offering advice and professional standards to the arts community.
The Professional Guidelines can be found on the SNAG web site… Continue
Added by Robyn Hawk on August 6, 2009 at 1:37pm —
AB, went to the Big Ass show today. It is a fun event. Looked at you pieces and loved them, especially the fret work necklaces. I was hoping that you would be there but you were probably at Lady Bug. Hope to see you at an SMM meeting sometime this year. Oh, by-the-way, your business cards are lovely, ditto the postcard.
Added by Linda Lankford on August 1, 2009 at 7:59pm —