December 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Week 37,665 of our weekly creative challenge


We tried to get into the studio this week, but the books got in the way.

Added by 2Roses on December 18, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

My museum première

Yes!

One of my creations found his way to a museum for the first time, for you this probably means very little, but for myself it's a major event.

The Hologram3/3 ring of my Holograms collection is on show in "The Design Circus, Los productos mas Fascinantes del Mundo" at the Circulo de bellas artes in Madrid. The catalogue arrived at my home today and it looks great.

If you happen to be in, or travelling to Madrid in the next weeks, this is one place you can go.…



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Added by marcus marguillier on December 11, 2009 at 1:26pm — 8 Comments

What do you mean by “Success”? by Andy Cooperman

For this post, Andy Cooperman is the guest author for ASK Harriete. In response to recent posts, online discussion and conversations related to the Professional Development Seminar, Andy Cooperman asks all of us, "What do you mean by "Success"? You are welcome to post your comments in response.



Note: The opinions expressed by the author, Andy Cooperman, in this post are his and his alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASKHarriete or Harriete Estel… Continue

Added by Harriete Estel Berman on December 8, 2009 at 10:55am — 13 Comments

I am having the hardest time with this word...goldsmith!

I recently read ...(twice actually, in different publication) that you can be a goldsmith even if you don't use gold. (Art Jewelry magazine, January 2010 issue, page 20) What????????????????????? That is crazy. I know a silversmith works with large silver pieces...bowls, tea sets and decorative items and so on. Since I only work with gold a bit and silver is a big part of my work... I don't really consider myself a goldsmith.

Also...when I googeled(sp?) it...an on-line dictionary (… Continue

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 5, 2009 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Not really the look I was going for...lots o' time into this baby...

You know when the idea you had for a piece is better than the actual piece...yeah...it's kinda like that...

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 5, 2009 at 1:25am — 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.

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