Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
When I was in my early 20s, I read compulsively Mervyn Peake's trilogy, "Titus Groan", "Gormenghast" and "Titus Alone", a remarkable body of work which is, superficially, fantasy writing: Alas! it is too often dismissed as such. In fact, what Peake created was a fantastical portrait of a rigid, class-ridden society on the brink of collapse, a parable for Britain in the early-mid 20th Century.
As mentioned before, a gift of a polymer clay owl skull prompted me to create a…Continue
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I recently had 2 major surgeries, the first in my life. The recovery time is much slower and more tedious than I expected. My major frustration is not being able to get back in the studio yet and make jewelry. So, to fill the hours, I've been reading.
I love to read, but really. Can we just go whack on some metal now?
I recently read this article published in the Scientific American about how the creative mind is indeed different than a "normal" mind (See…Continue
Beneath The Skin
Sheffield Institute of Arts, 24th March - 24th April
Jivan Astfalck, Elizabeth Callinicos, Jack Cunningham,…Continue
Right now we are working with the Santa Fe community to bring together student and professional jewelers for the October Makeover. We are re-designing our curriculum to more effectively bring participants up to speed on ethical practices and sourcing for jewelry. We are looking for a house to rent while in Santa Fe (at a non-profit rate (as close to free as possible)) so that all of our project assistants and documentarians can stay under one roof. And we are yes, fundraising. We…Continue
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Hello Fellow Artists,
Please vote for your top 2011 Emerging Artist in Ceramics through Ceramic Arts Daily.
The winner gets a $500 gift certificate to Bailys Pottery Supply- just in time for setting up my new studio!
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Met this interesting student, Jeffrey Basile, at Craft Forward because of his killer sweatshirt, and the SF Chronicle used my photo in this Sunday's STYLE section. Check out the article on…Continue
Can't believe just last week I was immersed in round-the-clock Craft for 3 days straight at CCA sponsored…Continue
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Two of my pieces were selected for the exhibition Mediterraneo
at the Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean in Livorno, Italy
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Every day is an opportunity to reinvent oneself. To me, this is a creative act, and one which requires a bit of courage. Pushing oneself out of the comfort zone can be hard work. Being creative every day can be hard work. There are days I'm intimidated by the self-appointed task of making a living through creativity. It can take a lot of energy, and at times, a little too much navel contemplation.
This describes also my feeling of starting to write about my work, my process,…Continue
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Friday afternoon (April 1) is the opening event for Craft Forward, the reception for Manufractured and the keynote address by Glenn Adamson. These two events are the high points of Craft Forward for me!…
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I have a very easy-going relationship with my students. They all know that they can look at the things on my bench, ask me questions about them, make suggestions and talk about any projects that I'm working on. They also sometimes make subtle little jokes.
After I've completed my current project (see below), I'll be moving onto a brooch entitled "Future Legend", which will feature a dog head cast in gold. In order to make the head, I bought a plastic toy dog, which was put…Continue
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Having finished my "secret" commission, I've been able to work on a piece which came about as the result of receiving a package of presents from Dee Wilder, a marvellous artist who works predominately in polymer clay:
I've worked with Dee's pieces before (for example, the brooch "Richard III" - …Continue
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Dear crafthaus members,
It is a treat to be part of this network and I love reviewing the weekly highlights. This week Ethical Metalsmiths has something to share too and we need your help.
Our popular and effective jewelry mining and recycling project, Radical Jewelry Makeover is going to Santa Fe, NM this October! Students, alumni and faculty at four regional schools, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe Community College - School of Art and Design, University…Continue
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Recently I spent hours and hours trying to figure out if my computer monitor was giving me an accurate color image.…Continue
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Do your own test! Go to the search box at the top of…Continue
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