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hello everyone, just wanted to report of a beautiful studio visit i had today and of 2 beautiful people i finally met in person....carolyn and bob, of ornament magazine.
given the fact that i am deep in (i call it) frenzy-show-mode, currently preparing 2 shows for april, nyc (http://www.artrider.com/CNY11.html) & dc (…Continue
Finally got the colouring of the Japanese alloys working, so can now start on making the components of the piece.
These hearts are made from high-purity Copper, with 25/75 Ag/Cu fused to the surface, then press-formed. The idea is that on colouring in Rokusho, the copper will turn a deep red and the shakudo will go a…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I've been on holiday for a few days, so no posts. Back to the grindstone today, playing about with these Japanese alloys. Just before I went on holiday, I was having problems with an ochre-coloured deposit on the metals and copper plating: I guessed that this was caused by iron in some way - a hazard in my workshops, where old bits of iron are as likely to be on the bench as precious metals.
Cleaning everything up made a huge difference to the samples and I even achieved some very…Continue
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 16, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments
I have a question to anyone with the experience, I need to ship a small box to Europe, with some art supplies for a class I am teaching in late June. I do not want to ship it air, because the contents are considered flammable. (Pine Oil, medium for glass paints). Any suggestions on a alternative? By boat? How? Whom?
In case you are wondering, I have shipped a lot by air, Korea, Japan, Australia, and Europe, I use Fed Ex, they have a service called, Fed Ex Great Rates. But , I use it…Continue
Added by john de Wit on February 16, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments
well, somewhere in there there is a picture of one of my play rings....will be out officially april 2011...can't wait to see it!check it out and let me know what you think!
Added by Emanuela Aureli on February 16, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Please consider a visit to my etsy shop, thank you!
Added by Andrea Stekloff on February 12, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Continuing with the "Beneath the Skin" work, all that messing around with the digital scanner and the Polymer Clay models was to give me a press-forming die, of which I now have two, one with the heart at 25mm and 5.6mm deep...
The negative image into which the metal will be pressed.…Continue
Working on my new project, the customised tattoo machine and associated jewellery pieces, "Beneath the Skin". This project involves a collaboration between me, a tattoo artist in the US, an Argentinian maker of tattoo machines and a metallurgist in Sheffield! It is going to be exhibited as part of the "Galvanize Sheffield" exhibition.
This week, I've been converting the drawings into 3D forms by various manual and digital means. The original drawings from…Continue
Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on February 1, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments
It's the first of February (Imbolc if you know your pagan holidays). This means we are now at the halfway point between the Solstice and the Equinox (read: between the frozen hell of Northeastern Winter and the glorious but short lived Spring.) Tomorrow some old white men will withdraw a portly rodent from a cage and pretend it can predict the future. I don't pretend to understand.
I am in the midst of my annual late winter sulking but as that is not a productive way to…Continue
Added by Adriane Dalton on February 1, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Open letter to the The Michigan Silversmiths Guild
The recent national call for entry for your regional show sounded enticing. Interesting theme, notable juror - even a small amount of prize money. The $35 entry fee seemed in line with many other exhibitions of the same level. Then we read in the fine print that membership in the Michigan Silversmiths Guild is required to enter - another $35 fee, bringing cost of entry to $70.
This thinly disguised membership…Continue
I finally finished The Lobster Quadrille, a piece I started in the spring of last year and which I never got round to setting and finishing. It was the work of a few hours' to complete it.
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I finished the Cold Genius!
Everything: now to send it off to Goldsmiths' Hall for their craft and design competition.
The box is made from an old wooden box which held a precision lathe. I rubbed it down, waxed it and lined it.
Added by Robin Gordon on January 25, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Work continues on the Cold Genius piece and the main "theatre" is now finished, apart from polishing and patination. All the engraving is now done:
The ice-cave in which he lives, still to be enamelled. The ceramic figure will be visible through the quartz crystal prism.
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments
My current crazy obsession with the Cold Genius nears an end. Everything is stoneset and I've spent the last 2 hours engraving the inner lid. There is about another 2 hours to go, but I need a break!
Blue topaz, aquamarine, green quartz, clear quartz and enamel chips.
Added by The Justified Sinner on January 21, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments
The Cold Genius piece is starting to take a form now and I can see the end in sight. Which is just as well, really, as he has to be posted off late next week! I set and finished the brooch element today: