November 2010 Blog Posts (31)

Sharing Quality Images for Critical Writing and Discussion

Sharing Quality Images for Critical Writing and Discussion was the post on ASK Harriete Tuesday, November 30. This is a really important issue. Artists and Makers are the foundation of the arts and crafts community. Whether for personal benefit or for community support, the images of your work provide a crucial mode of…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on November 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Taaaaaa Daaaaaaa......My Winning Design

My design won the MJSA Old Becomes New Design Challenge!!! The images below are from the Dec issue of the MJSA Journal. Many, many, many thanks to everyone who voted for me.…


Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on November 29, 2010 at 1:58pm — 10 Comments

More from the Cold Genius

It is somewhat appropriate that it has now stated snowing in earnest and there are drifts all around my house: Lisa has sent me a photograph of the figure of the Cold Genius which she has made for me in porcelain.

sunlight 003

He's about 5cm across from tip…

Added by The Justified Sinner on November 28, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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Added by Revere Academy on November 24, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Nightmare Event!

One of my students asked me to set a very large - 6ct - ruby for her as she was nervous about doing it. She had made the setting and it fitted very nicely, so I had no fear about doing it. Just as I was gently levelling the stone in the setting...…


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 23, 2010 at 4:22pm — 8 Comments

Having fun with ceramics. I think the old clunker is finally starting to move up there!!!

Slip trail on porcelain with a floating glaze!!!...yummy!!!:-)

Various cups with various…

Added by Aimee A. Domash on November 23, 2010 at 2:32am — 2 Comments



Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on November 21, 2010 at 6:23pm — No Comments

LEAP Award Finalists Announced


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 19, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

New Book Out Now!

Title: Liana Pattihis… Continue

Added by Liana Pattihis on November 18, 2010 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

Photo Permission & Copyright Issues - Is this hampering a dialog?

Photo Permission & Copyright Issues - Is this hampering a dialog?

The previous post on ASK Harriete discussed the lecture by Garth Clark at SOFA Chicago and his tour of Metalsmith Exhibition in Print: Neo-Palatial…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on November 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Stonesetting day

As I am having to wait for the central element of "Cold Genius" to be finished and delivered, I've been in the odd position of making the settings for the piece before it is even constructed! I know what stones I want to use and where I want to use them, but can do nothing until the exact sizes of the "Cold Genius" himself are known.

Here are some of the stones and their settings:…


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 17, 2010 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment


hello everyone, see if i can peek in here more often and share a bit of what's happening on my part.... :-)

so, if you feel in the mood for a glass of champagne sometime soon, and you are around guilforg/ct.....check this show out! (i am the spiral ones...)…


Added by Emanuela Aureli on November 17, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Smithsonian Craft Show Acceptance

I am looking forward to exhibiting this year at the Smithsonian Craft Show in April 2011. I will be pushing forward to finish and fire my new wood fired kiln and redesign my booth with the help of my brother, Neil Luketic who is finishing his graduate studies in architecture at Kent State University!…


Added by Geno Luketic on November 16, 2010 at 12:19pm — 4 Comments

Thomas Gentille: Twenty First Century - through November 20th.

We’ve had an extraordinary response to Thomas Gentille: Twenty-First Century. Thank you everyone for coming to the opening, attending the talks at the Montclair Art Museum and to fellow bloggers for the glowing reviews.

Tamara Moscowitz met Thomas at a pre-exhibition press dinner. She describes her reaction to the exhibition in her blog "Woman around… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on November 16, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Art Competition Needs Votes

My “Dead Icon” Elvis painting needs your votes in BaoBao Bags future artist competition! The company sells backpacks with interchangeable art buttoned to their backs. Very smart! Go to to vote once a day during the open voting period for my group starting Friday, Nov 12 – Nov 22nd.

Click on the orange… Continue

Added by Denise Landis on November 15, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments


I've now finished the basic structure of the commissioned bracelet and all that needs to be done is to polish it and set the stones:

Bracelet Commission 11

I've also been working on the chain for my "Cold Genius" piece, which incorporates the snowflakes:…


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 13, 2010 at 7:28am — 1 Comment

Saul Bell finalist

My scale necklace is a finalist in the 2011 Saul Bell competition in the silver category. The piece is at my parents house in the US, so I'll have them send it in for the final judging by mid January. The winners will be announced at the beginning of June 2011.…


Added by Jon M Ryan on November 13, 2010 at 2:22am — 4 Comments

Natalie Smith selected for Schmuck 2011

Natalie Smith is pleased to announce that she has been selected by Dr Rüdiger Joppien as one of 62 jewellery artist to exhibit work at Schmuck 2011. This is a special show of the 63rd International Trade Fair Munich, Germany taking place from 16th-22nd March 2011.

Here are some of the pieces that have…


Added by Natalie Smith on November 12, 2010 at 8:52am — 3 Comments

More chisel...

The chisel bracelet is well underway today:…

Bracelet Commission 6


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 10, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Revere Academy New Student Scholarship


Added by Revere Academy on November 10, 2010 at 12:47pm — 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.

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

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