September 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Not much done today...

I didn't really get a lot done today. Too busy dealing with other things and the students!

I did make a mould of the pewter hawk's foot, using a 2-part silicone rubber compound and making it into a 2-part mould by a very rough-and-ready technique:

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 44)

 

I used this stuff before and it is…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 30, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Tube cutting

It struck me today that I have been using a tip bench trick for ages now which I have selfishly not shared with anyone, not out of malice or self-interest, but simply because I use it so very regularly that it never entered my head until one of the students mentioned today how unusual it was. The idea originally came from another one of my students who asked me why there are no tube cutters for jewellery of the sort plumbers use to cut pipes. Her partner is a plumber and he gave me a…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 29, 2011 at 3:07pm — 3 Comments

Developing

Just back from a long weekend in Brighton.

 

Brighton Rock

 

And back into the workshop for more on Fashion:Victim. Both the ball elements are nearly ready for development into finished pieces. The hinges are completely on one and the other has the main structural elements for the hinge in place - should be hinged…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 28, 2011 at 2:57pm — 4 Comments

Three identities

Added by Jin ah Jo on September 26, 2011 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

Behind the Curtain: Tips for Improving Your Juried Application

Recently, I was a juror for an exhibition using CaFE for entry and for review of the submissions.

It was a real eye opening experience to be on the other side of the CaFE curtain discussed in previous posts here on Crafthaus and ASK Harriete.

 

In SEVERAL posts on ASK…

Continue

Added by Harriete Estel Berman on September 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

sign o' the times

One of my students is so hard up just now that he is selling off his gemstones. Normally, I love buying gemstones, but this felt like I was doing something wrong. Still, I gave the (fair) prices asked, so nobody lost out. It is just sad that it has come to this. Hardly surprising as precious metal prices rocket, though I was amazed to see that silver was actually higher in 1980 than it is now, something I only just remember. It was 1980 when the Hunt Brothers tried to corner the market.…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 20, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

October 2011 Open Studios in San Francisco

Join 10 artists from the Metal Arts Guild for Artspans annual Open Studios

OPENING RECEPTION Friday September 30th 6 - 8

Open Saturday Oct 1st from 12 - 7

Open Sunday Oct 2nd from 12 - 5



724 Studio, 724 Valencia Street @ 18th (next to Mission Cheese)
San Francisco,…
Continue

Added by Shana Astrachan on September 18, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

SOFA Chicago

If anyone is going to SOFA Chicago please stop by Urban Glass and check out Foster & Malone. That would be me and my fantastic colaborating artist/friend Charlene Foster. This is my first show ever and I'm sooo excited. I will post pics as soon as they are…

Continue

Added by Regina Rose Malone on September 17, 2011 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

Gift Horse!

One of the other lecturers at work found this hammer in a cupboard in the engineering department:

 

Raising Hammer

 

It's a bit rough-and-ready, but I can easily dress it and make it into a decent raising hammer. I especially like the label on it:

 …

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 15, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Behind the CaFE Curtain: Insights as a Juror Using CaFE

CaFElogo2 Recently I was a juror for a show. The jury submissions and review used CaFE, an online jury review service.

While I have used CaFE as an artist many times to submit my work for a juried situation, this was my first time as a juror using this service.

ASK Harriete will reveal the "behind the scenes" difficulties and…

Continue

Added by Harriete Estel Berman on September 15, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Video of falconry bells

I finished another bell today and made a video of how they sound.

 

 

Apart from that, I didn't do too much except for making another corroded nut ring to see how it would sell on Etsy:

 …

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Jingle Bells

Not that it is that time already, but after posting a request for information about bells, I finally took on board the advice I was given and coupled it with snippets found trawling through online fora and made a falconry bell. It actually rings, looks the part and is probably light enough that it could actually be used for falconry though it is actually going to end up on my falconry-inspired "Fashion:Victim" piece.

In case anyone is interested in such matters, here is the progress…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Is it ethical for a gallery to put consignment items in storage?

A reader of ASK Harriete asks:

Is it ethical for a gallery to put consignment items in storage? And if yes, is it ethical to do so without notifying the artist?…



Continue

Added by Harriete Estel Berman on September 13, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Friday Feelings!

But not in a bad way. 

I received an email from the editor of 18kt website today. The editor, Marta Sanchez, had just written an article on my excellent friend and colleague in Italy, János Gábor Varga and he recommended her to contact me, which was generous as well as flattering, so there will soon be an interview on the…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 9, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Seattle Metals Guild Northwest Jewelry & Metals Symposium 2011

Detailed text care of the fantasic and ever loquacious Andy Cooperman:

 

 Symposium #16, 2011

 

Symposium? Seattle? Wait a second, didn’t we just have a symposium in Seattle? Well no, that was SNAG and it was way back in May. What’s fast approaching is the Sixteenth Annual Pacific Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium on Saturday, October 15.

 

Why have the Symposium in the same year as SNAG? Well, because the informational, inspirational, international…

Continue

Added by Tara J. Brannigan on September 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My podcast interview on Metalsmith Bench Talk, Sept 8

Tune in to Whaley Studios Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio podcast today, Sept 8 from 3-4pm PST. We'll be talking about the…

Continue

Added by emiko oye on September 8, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

ISP Issues

Hmmm... I do like Crafthaus, so it was most alarming to me to be unable to access it for a whole day yesterday due to my ISP finding a routing issue relating to it and me having to wait until it cleared. Fortunately, it is cleared now. The good side of the whole event is that I finally persuaded our network manager at college to unblock it, so I have access there too, as do my students. 

 

Been really busy with the new students, so I've not had much time to do my own work:…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on September 7, 2011 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

Recent Interview: why I'm not a one technique kinda artist

I was recently interviewed by Jamie Hall for the Benchpeg Newsletter in the UK. Check it out!


Newsletter from benchpeg - the jewellery community
benchpeg.com

Supporting the British Jewellery Industry; jobs, news, placements, tools for sale, voluntary work, events, professional development via the website or a weekly newsletter.


Added by Victoria Lansford on September 6, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Haystack 2011

I just finished teaching a two week experimental enameling class at Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle Maine.  

What a wonderful place....

 

with a well equipped studio...

 …

Continue

Added by Barbara Minor on September 2, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Artist Opportunity - Duality: Collaborations by Artist-Couples

Artist couples, or pairs of artists who work collaboratively, are encouraged to submit their work for a Spring 2012 exhibition in Philadelphia. The exhibition will highlight the theme of "division of labor" among artist-couples. For example, perhaps one member of an artist couple focuses on form, while the other executes decoration. We are looking for artworks in all media that represent the strengths of each artist within a collaborative couple.

 

Interested artist couples (or…

Continue

Added by Heather Gibson on September 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Masthead Credits

Nora Rochel, Germany

"Succulent"

Silver, patina
Lost wax casting
2016

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service