December 2010 Blog Posts (21)

...If It Kills Me

 

It's the last day of 2010, and I'm trying to stay optimistic as the next year lumbers in.



I've been trying to make a go at this working artist thing since I finished my degree in 2008, and although I haven't figured out how to survive, I haven't failed yet either. For the record…

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Added by Jillian Moore on December 31, 2010 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

2011 Class Schedule For Genevieve Flynn Studio

Genevieve Flynn Studio has posted two new classes for 2011.  Please go to www.genevieveflynn.com, click on Classes and view the information.  The two classes are Beginning Silversmithing, January, 2011 and Stone Setting, February, 2011.

Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on December 30, 2010 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Added by Ashley Buchanan on December 24, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

Bi-metallics be damned!

I've been trying to apply a decorative border to the "theatre" in which the Cold Genius will be a player. The border is a rolled strip of silver with a pattern on it and I've been trying to solder it to the edge of the lid.

 

Cold Genius 28

 

Of course, I've gone about this totally the wrong way, and have cut the lid before…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 18, 2010 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

American Craft Magazine

What can I say, the best way to end this amazing 2010!!

Added by Francesca Vitali on December 16, 2010 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

New in the Drawers Maria Militsi

An artist originally from Greece, now working in London Maria Militsi’s whimsical work has us enchanted at Gallery Loupe. A rose shaped jewelry box hides a ring of thorns. A silver cast interior of Barbie’s shoe, ala Cinderella. Mexican wrestlers grasp fine gold pendants, the interior a perfect match for their clenched fists. By materializing negative space, the absence of a missing part is prominent.



Caronline Broadhead sums up the duplicity of Maria’s work: "Maria creates a… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on December 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

catalog: Object of Mourning works by Renee Zettle-Sterling

New catalog can be ordered via blurb!

 

http://www.blurb.com/books/1745756

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Added by Renee Zettle-Sterling on December 14, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Curse of the Cold Genius!

Having decided to make a piece of work based on the idea of the spirit of winter being called upon to render the landscape frozen, I have been prevented from getting to my workshops by an unseasonable and enormous fall of snow!

Finally got back in on Friday and started making the main box which is the first pendant part of the piece. This will house the removable brooch and possible a second removable pendant. It looks like a bit of a mess at the moment, as it is made from…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Metal Museum: Tributaries 2012

Tributaries 2012



Tributaries is a series of small solo exhibitions that showcases current work by professional metalsmiths. Previously featured artists have included Haley Bates, John Rais, Jeffrey Clancy, David Clemons, Jillian Moore, Michael Dale Bernard, Nathan…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 12, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Metalsmith Magazine features Thomas Gentille

We are delighted that Metalsmith Magazine has featured Thomas Gentille on the cover of their 30 year anniversary issue. It’s a great article, subscriptions are available online at Metalsmith.



We also have copies in the gallery, along with the Twenty-First Century exhibition catalogue for sale. At $40 it would make a wonderful gift for the art lover.…



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Added by Patti Bleicher on December 11, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA: INTERNSHIP



The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship Fund



Businesswoman and previous President of the Society for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 9, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

New in the Drawers Noa Nadir

Israeli Artist Noa Nadir received her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel and has since been exhibiting in Israel and the USA. Gallery Loupe has a collection of her jewelry made from repurposed watch parts. In her words: “I guess I'm nostalgic…used and antique materials that time has made its mark on captivate me. The inner workings of clocks and watches carry a general time concept within as well as a visual acknowledgement that time passes. They impart a sense of history and… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on December 8, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

British Museum Commissioning Opportunity

The Justified SInner just alerted me to this awesome opportunity for all UK based jewelers. Thank you !…




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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 7, 2010 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Pesky weather!

It's been snowing here. Nothing which would really cause even a comment in the US, Canada, Russia, any of the Scandinavian countries: about 30cm of snow and minimum temperature of around -15 degrees C. Of course, Scotland has ground to a halt. I can't even get into my workshops because the roads are blocked, public transport is all cancelled and while I could walk, the staff who open the building couldn't, it seems.


SO I am quietly going mad, using Rhino to work out…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Genevieve Flynn Studio and Visiting Aritsts Program 2011

GENEVIEVE FLYNN IS IMPLEMENTING A VISITING ARTISTS PROGRAM





Kansas City, MO…



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Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on December 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Shana Astrachan at Urban Interstice Gallery is OPEN

For the month of December we are open for shopping and holiday events.



Upcoming events listed here on my blog

http://shanaastrachan.blogspot.com





Location:…

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Added by Shana Astrachan on December 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

FURNITURE SOCIETY-POWERMATIC STUDENT WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS

FURNITURE SOCIETY-POWERMATIC STUDENT WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 7, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

It's The Final Count Down

In the eternal words of Europe, It's The Final Count Down... I've only got a few days left until my upcoming deadline of a photo shoot, and my studio is a mess as I try to get organized for the documentation. The picture is of the mourning necklaces that I've been working on spread out all over my work bench. Also, I'd like to point out that my grandmother made that work bench... pretty amazing!!! I've got three necklaces, two brooches, and four rings to finish by the end of the… Continue

Added by Islay Taylor on December 6, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Suzanne Klemm Opening Saturday 4th December 7-9pm

Please join us at Gallery Loupe this Saturday for the opening of Suzanne Klemm's "Frozen".



Susanne Klemm is moved to intervene in nature's endless rhythm of growth and decay and to add a touch of immortality to the happenings. She uses a fine plastic covering around objects such as fruit, twigs and flowers, freezing them in time and – paradoxically – thus bringing them to full bloom.…



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Added by Patti Bleicher on December 2, 2010 at 1:31am — No Comments

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Rule the World!

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RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley

"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

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