September 2009 Blog Posts (12)

New Work Up

New work up on the blog.

www.flypigeoncamp.blogspot.com

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Added by Robert Longyear on September 30, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Fragments Make The Whole

My current work is created from fragments of observation and perception of my environment. I record images during my daily journeys around the city streets of Oxford. Ornamentation and wealth is combined with alternative encounters in the city: graffiti, road kill, rubbish and road markings.



My jewellery consists of these images, which have been cut from old steel cans and fused together. In turn these whole pieces become fragments of new images, reminiscent of ornamental ironwork or… Continue

Added by Tamsin Leighton-Boyce on September 27, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Jewelry Seminar: Working towards a More Creative Future with Charon Kransen

Jewelry Seminar: Working towards a More Creative Future

with Charon Kransen

NCJE 1100

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

Cost: $240

Non-credit

To register:

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 September 25, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Hydraulic Press

As an aside to making jewelry, my friend Dennis Todd who is a master machinest has made a stunning 20 ton hydraulic press for the jewelry trade. Pictures and a description of this press can be view at:

http://www.pagoldsmiths.org/hydraulic_press.html

Added by Ed Ledner on September 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Can Factory in Brooklyn NY Dates

I will be selling my handcrafted jewelry at the Can Factory in Brooklyn on the following dates
Sunday October 11th
Sunday October 25th
November 8th
November 22nd
and
December 13th.

for more info about the Can Factory:
http://www.xoprojects.com/market.html
This is a great venue for all types of handcrafted arts.

Added by Ed Ledner on September 23, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

I open up at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary this Friday in St. Louis. For all of those in Slouis, well... I will un-fold slowly on the blog too. www.flypigeoncamp.blogspot.com be good, quiet dog b…




I open up at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary this Friday in St. Louis.

For all of those in Slouis, well...

I will un-fold slowly on the blog too.

www.flypigeoncamp.blogspot.com

be good, quiet dog bite hard,

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Added by Robert Longyear on September 16, 2009 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Cetra Gallery

I am doing a display for Cetra for Thursday 5.30 to 8.30pm in Heswall, Wirral

Added by Alison Bailey Smith on September 14, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Ancient Art in AZ

I recently visited Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona to get re-connected to the spiritual vibes and visual inspirations that come from the area. We camped in a Navajo owned private campground called "Spider Rock Campground". Howard, the owner, plays Native flute music every morning to start the day. He rents tent and RV sites but also has primitive hogans for rent as well. And if you like to seek inner peace through traditional ceremonies, Howard has two Sweat Lodges. One is a Navajo Way… Continue

Added by Denise Landis on September 12, 2009 at 12:03am — No Comments

new stuff-s


new stuff-s up on the blog:

www.flypigeoncamp.blogspot.com

Added by Robert Longyear on September 8, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Revivalist or renegade?

The new issue of Journal of Modern Craft deals with the growing involvement of craft in politics.



Craft in the 21st century has become a forum for activist causes such as feminism, democracy, land reform and the gift economy. There are strong parallels here with the origins of the Arts and Crafts Movement as a revival of traditions lost through industrialisation. So what’s new?



Craft activism today… Continue

Added by Kevin Murray on September 5, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Feng Shui Balance - Modern Decor

When designing a room for a client... one of the first things you need to ask, is how arty can one get? Designers can go all out, crazy with color, texture, and money... but when your client asks for simple and clean, this is what they should get. Not too many colors, keeping it clear of chaos and menagerie. This is a great example of good clean design. Simple furniture, simplistic colors and elegance. Mobiles adding a repetitive pattern from the… Continue

Added by Julie Frith on September 4, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

The Studio Chronicle

check out this nice little interview i did with http://thestudiochronicle.blogspot.com/

Added by gina alvarez on September 3, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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