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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:
I used this stuff before and it is…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 30, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments
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
Just back from a long weekend in Brighton.
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
Recently, I was a juror for an exhibition using CaFE for entry and for review of the submissions.
In SEVERAL posts on ASK…Continue
Added by Harriete Estel Berman on September 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
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
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
Added by Shana Astrachan on September 18, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments
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
One of the other lecturers at work found this hammer in a cupboard in the engineering department:
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:
Added by The Justified Sinner on September 15, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments
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
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:
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
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?…
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
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
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
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
I was recently interviewed by Jamie Hall for the Benchpeg Newsletter in the UK. Check it out!
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Added by Victoria Lansford on September 6, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments
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...
Added by Barbara Minor on September 2, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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