Anyone with any metal experience can appreciate this filigree car (see link)...pretty cool!
Added by Aimee A. Domash on January 31, 2010 at 11:10am —
Tonite (Jan 28) from 5-7pm is the Opening Reception
for the Adornment and Excess
show at Miami University Art Museum
(Oxford, OH). It looks to be a provocative group of work, "a dynamic framework for considering questions of sustainability, responsibility, material recycling, ethical consumption, prosperity,… Continue
Added by emiko oye on January 28, 2010 at 3:25am —
It's here! The annual SNAG raffle is up and running with some fantastic prizes including a grand prize
of a 1 or 2 week workshop at Arrowmont, Penland
, or Haystack
INCLUDING a $200 travel voucher. Follow the link to purchase a ticket and see all the fabulous prizes! Only 500 tickets will be sold!…
Added by Marlene True on January 21, 2010 at 1:30pm —
What a weekend! We had our long awaited symposium "Material Topics" this weekend. We had metals students from University, Appalachian State, Winthrop, VCU, and even someone from SCAD. Of course there were a ton of ECU people, even some from outside the metals department. We even had alumni and some community members from outside the university. I think our final count was up around 100 people!
The whole thing kicked off Friday night with an opening for a fantastic show between ECU… Continue
Added by Liz Steiner on January 18, 2010 at 7:43pm —
I have never made New Years Resolutions but i like the idea that sometimes all it takes for a fresh start is for a new year to begin. I need this idea because it gives me hope. It is comforting to think i can put aside a year of things that didn't quite pan out and can start anew.
So far January has been productive inspite of obstacles, but i have tried to see the positive or at least to not be discouraged (this has not come easily to me, and at times has felt like it is against the… Continue
Added by Adriane Dalton on January 15, 2010 at 8:59am —
I'm really looking forward to this weekends metal symposium at Eastern Carolina University.
They are hosting some great workshops including:
Rob Jackson – e Eloquent Nai
l/ Linda Darty – Enamel in the 21st Century
/ Mary Pearse – Design Challenge
Tim Lazure – Tool Making
/Christine Zoller – Beaded Jewelry
/ Bob Ebendorf – A Brush of Creativity
Also a panel discussions with guest faculty Margaret Yaukey, Angela Bubash, Courtney… Continue
Added by Michael Gayk on January 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
Thanks Crafthaus for the feature.
Crafthaus and NING are such great applications!!
Added by Michael Gayk on January 12, 2010 at 1:33pm —
Sure it does, but I really question the foresight of the Matrix developers when they created the iconic scrolling text. The best thing about my job is the ability to work on various cutting edge projects, whether for an entrepreneur or another research institution. Recently I was given the task of developing a virtual and physical model of the data you see… Continue
Added by Michael Gayk on January 11, 2010 at 9:30am —
Before my current work and research into CAD and Rapid Manufacturing all of my time was devoted to hollowware and large scale sculpture. I am a certified ASME welder and offered such services as casting bronze and precision TIG stainless steel welding.
Here is an example of public work I fabricated. This is an memorial piece for the local Rotary International group of Sodus, NY. The memorial will have plaques of past Rotary members that have played and… Continue
Added by Michael Gayk on January 10, 2010 at 11:00am —
WOW I have been picked!! SAATCHI ONLINE TOP 10 CHOSEN BY CONSTANCE GOUNOD
Saatchi Online deputy editor Constance Gounod selects 10 artists registered on Saatchi Online. Check out the link.
Added by Norman Sherfield on January 5, 2010 at 2:14am —
How I define success has changed as the years have gone by, but here are the signposts of my various definitions of success:
1. My craft supports me and my family (college cost for kids, mortgage, food, etc.).
2. My craft supports my creative urges.
3. I can make, via skills and techniques, whatever my creativity insists that I make.
4. My work (jewels) is enjoyed and WORN by my collectors.
5. My work pleases and inspires me.
6. My work keeps me young!
7. My… Continue
Added by Linda Kaye-Moses on January 4, 2010 at 4:21pm —
We tried to get into the studio this week, but the books got in the way.
Added by 2Roses on December 18, 2009 at 6:57pm —
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 E Berman on December 8, 2009 at 9:55am —
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 1:00am —
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 12:25am —
Urban Renaissance: New Visions of Jewelry and Sculpture
This exhibition features the work of over 60 members of the Metal Arts Guild of the Bay Area, exploring through a broad range of jewelry and sculpture what it means to live, work, dress and move in the complexity of our urban environments.
Arts &Crafts Cooperative, Inc
1652 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00… Continue
Added by Shana Astrachan on November 28, 2009 at 1:06am —
We really wanted to get in the studio, but we were ambushed by a turkey dinner.
Added by 2Roses on November 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
As a formerly trained artist/craftsman I sort of sold my soul to seek a living in the commercial realm of jewelry manufacturing- It is an awesome industry filled with talent, genius and a large number of dirt bags to say the least.
I feel blessed as I have always been allowed to express my opinions on purity in design, conceptual constructivism and "real" high craft craftsmanship.
Just the other day I engaged in a pretty benign conversation on another board focused on the… Continue
Added by Paul Bierker on November 24, 2009 at 10:13pm —
Just got our copy of Fantastic Recycled Plastic. There we are on page 121. Oh boy, our egos are out of control now.
Added by 2Roses on November 18, 2009 at 11:46pm —
I found this dead bird the other day and couldn't resist picking him (don't know the gender, thought of him as a he) up to draw in the park. It was the most surreal moment. I had been sketching ideas for a bird pendant as I have been feeling very 'fertile' lately and wanted to do a piece with eggs. I had been thinking about ways to research birds as they are hard to view in the wild, when I saw this bird lying next to Brampton City Hall. It had obviously died recently and I pondered whether it… Continue
Added by Rickson on November 13, 2009 at 3:56pm —