October 2010 Blog Posts (27)

My Work In Metalsmith Magazine!







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Added by Stevie B. on October 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Please Vote for My Design

Voting in the MJSA Old Becomes New Design Challenges closes on 10.31.


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Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on October 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Stolen Images !! Take a look and spread the word!

Maria Goti and Lotte DeMey reported that images of several of their pieces have been hijacked and are now being claimed as work done by someone else:






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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2010 at 12:24pm — 14 Comments

Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightening

As part of a new project on which I'm working - "Cold Genius" - I needed to draw a LOT of snowflakes in Rhino, which is possible using a 30:60:60 degree triangle and cutting out chunks, then duplicating and mirroring it and rotating copies around an axis. What a hassle! However, a quick online search brought me this brilliant Snowflake Generator from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. Worth using for the name… Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on October 23, 2010 at 4:10pm — 2 Comments

Frustrating


Just had the most horribly non-achieving week. Everything I tried to do ended in problems which can only be solved by waiting for tools and materials to be delivered.

Bah!

Added by The Justified Sinner on October 22, 2010 at 4:59pm — 5 Comments

Thomas Gentille Exhibition Opening this Saturday!

Thomas Gentille: Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive exhibition of nearly 50 works that display the artist’s unparalleled penchant for bringing together the most extraordinary combinations of materials and techniques. The exhibition opens this Saturday, we look forward to seeing you from 7pm!







Also don't forget on Friday, October 29th, The Montclair Art Museum hosts Thomas… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on October 21, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

Greener Grass: Leaded v. Unleaded Vitrious Enamels

The latest newsletter from Schlaifer's Enameling Supply announcing the arrival of discontinued Thompson Leaded enamels has re-piqued what was already a burgeoning curiosity. I've never worked with leaded enamels and wonder about their advantages (and perhaps disadvantages). There is admittedly an appeal in something that requires a little more care and caution (though, lead free vitrious enamels require plenty of this as well). Next paycheck i think i will put a little money into this…

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Added by Adriane Dalton on October 21, 2010 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

Back From Edinburgh

Just got back from Edinburgh where I met up with fellow Crafthaus member, Yi Liu, where we discussed a possible collaboration in the spring. Unfortunately, it was only a short meeting but we chatted about loads of things and arranged to meet again in Birmingham for Spring Fair and to actually get to work on something then. Here he is with some of his work:…


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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 19, 2010 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Call for entries: FRESH / Metalsmith Exhibition in Print

CALL FOR ENTRIES…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 18, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

JEWELRY DESIGN CHALLENGE: Lark Books teams up with Rio Grande



Lark Crafts is teaming with an outstanding partner, the jewelry-making supplies company…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

ReadyMade Magazine's new project: Find the 100 top DIY projects!

Deadline to enter: Dec 15, 2010



Hear ye, hear ye! We’ve got a big announcement. Let…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 15, 2010 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

SNAG STUDENT EXHIBITION & DIGITAL PRESENTATION (Call)

SNAG Student Exhibition & Digital Presentation…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Busy Week! Orton International Cone Box Show and Demo at Bracker's Good Earth Clays

I messed up. The workshop was at Bracker's last Saturday. I had a blast. I didn't think I could do it, since I have been taking a break from making pots for about 2 months. All went well though.

The opening reception for the Cone Box is this Friday, September 15th at 7pm at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrnece, Kansas. Pots will be on display AND for sale. They go fast, so get there early. By the way, I have a piece in the show.

Added by Susan Speck on October 12, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition: Thomas Gentille

Gallery Loupe is thrilled to present new works of master American jeweler Thomas Gentille. Thomas is recognized internationally for a lifetime of contributions to the field of contemporary jewelry. Over a career spanning nearly 50 years, he has continually invented new processes to manipulate a wide range of materials. His work is in many international collections, including the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



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Added by Patti Bleicher on October 12, 2010 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

JEWELRY & OBJECTS 2011 - Submission Form



Added by Brigitte Martin on October 10, 2010 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Documenting Work...

What's a great way to spend a Friday night, and I'm not being sarcastic here? I spent last night documenting some of my recent work with Maureen Keaveny, which was so much fun! I really like shooting work on models as well as off the body; and my models were great. I attached a couple pictures below, one of Josie wearing her wedding dress to highlight the design of the neoprene necklaces. And another of Olivia, she looks amazing in the retroglo…
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Added by Islay Taylor on October 9, 2010 at 9:20pm — No Comments

The Sketchbook Project 2010

I got my 5x8.5 Black Moleskine two days ago for the Sketchbook Project ( http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject ).

Eventhough I am pretty excited about the possibilities of this little book, I have only barely started to decorate the inside cover. There is something daunting about a blank book. Even more daunting is knowing the book won't go on my shelf when it's full but will go away and…

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Added by Adriane Dalton on October 8, 2010 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

Are you a Niche Marketer ?

Are you a Niche Marketer?…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2010 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Rest

The end of the week. I've finished all my work for the exhibition and have started making the boxes - from old cigar boxes (which I get from a tobacco merchant in Edinburgh, not by smoking!) - for the pieces. Next week, I will be in Brighton to recharge the batteries and to work on an idea which has been obsessing me for quite a while: a box/pendant on the theme of "Cold Genius" based on the ideas from Act III, Scene II of Purcell's opera "King Arthur". For those who are interested, I've posted… Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on October 7, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

MAD: Think Again: New Latin American Jewelry



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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Diana Greenwood
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Mantel Box 230 x 330 x 45 mm

Mantel Box in Cherry wood with a hinged glass door, containing a silver vessel marked ‘drink me’, marbles, sweets and found objects

A piece about childhood, forgotten toys, favorite stories and the loss of innocence as the future beckons, inspired by ‘Garden of Love’ by William Blake.

Image Credit: Diana Greenwood

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Tales from the Tool Box - Chapter 1

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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!

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