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2013 Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium
Paradigm Shift: Reinvention, Redefinition, and Fundamental Change
Is it October already? Nope, the fall is still many months away. But, even as the buds are bursting and the lawn mowers are coughing up blue smoke, the Seattle Metals Guild is gearing up for the 18th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium to be held on Saturday, October 19th from 9am to 4:30pm.
Following up from my last post that sizzled my then-upcoming trip to Pittsburgh, I'm back with a 'what went down' blog. During my travels I overheard a local mention that Pittsburgh was on its way to becoming 'the new Portland', which proved to be a far-too-tempting title for me to resist.
OK, titles aside, here's what happened:
I started March by flying to Pittsburgh. I was in town to teach my first ever workshop at the Society for Contemporary Craft, as well as lecture, teach…Continue
Thursday and the second day I had to be a tourist in the city, I headed off to Topkapi Palace, a place which has held much fascination for me since Dingo introduced me to the 1960s caper movie, "Topkapi", a favourite fun film for both of us. Naturally, as a jeweller, I wanted to see the famous treasury and, as a metalsmith, the armoury.
I can't say that I was disappointed in the objects on display, but I can say that it was one…
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Roger Wood is a self-taught artist who lives and works in a former flower shop in Hamilton, Ontario. A yard sale and flea market junkie, he madly collects odd, forlorn, mysterious, lonesome, intriguing, usually weathered and tarnished things - things…Continue
"This piece based on my old living room in my old apartment. I recreated many of the objects…Continue
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The OCC is pleased to announce that the 2013 Craft Awards Program is offering twenty Awards and Scholarships by application, ranging in value from $500 to $7,500.…
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April 5, 2013 (Brooklyn, NY) - UncommonGoods, an online retailer that specializes in handmade, eco- friendly and uniquely designed gifts and accessories, has just launched their Glass Art…Continue
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Wednesday, I had the chance to relax a bit and be a tourist in the city, heading off first thing to see the amazing Hagia Sophia, the wonderful Orthodox church, turned mosque, turned museum.…
Time for my teaching session, held in Hraç Arslanyan's "Mahrec Art House" workshops.
Hraç Arslanyan is an amazing jeweller, working with…
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Details on Top American Prize for an Emerging Art Jeweler Released
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Bringing jewelry and personal effects into Canada for the SNAG conference:
Please be sure that when you bring your work (jewelry/objects/etc.) into Canada it is HIGHLY recommended that you document every piece, including personal jewelry with photos and item numbers. While most people will not have receipts for their jewelry, they should find a way to prove they came into the country with…
Just returned from my five days in Istanbul where my first solo show was held in the Ayse Taki Galerisi as a result of the kindness and generosity of both the gallery owner, Ayse, and my friend and colleague Umut Demirguc Thurman who worked incredibly hard to make the show a phenomenal…
Every Spring semester in SDSU many undergraduates and graduates apply for the annual student awards exhibition. Many great art works were juried to be on this group…
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Did you ever wish to stay in St. Petersburg,
visit the magnificent buildings from the Imperial
days from Peter…Continue
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Emily Spivack, a fashion history blogger for the Smithsonian, poses in her Brooklyn apartment with two of her finds from eBay EBAY: a Nirvana cap worn during a Kurt Cobain memorial and a pair of running shoes worn when a cross-country runner collapsed during a…Continue