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What I'm up to?
Added by Melissa Cameron on March 7, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments
I’m finally tying up all the loose ends from my trip to Australia in July. After my earlier post on the Bodywork exhibition, my last mission is to tell you all about my tour through the newly…Continue
Added by Melissa Cameron on December 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
In September of this year the touring Bodywork exhibition, or to give it its…
Added by Melissa Cameron on December 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I’ve made a steel sandwich.
I have finally applied some of my collected rust to some white enamel. The substrate is from a steel can (Ok, you got me, it was a can that held a whiskey bottle…) that I sandblasted, so the metal is not perfectly flat.…
Added by Melissa Cameron on November 21, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments
This piece, another in the series of my La Geometrie works, was recently completed for a sister who has started working behind the camera for…
Added by Melissa Cameron on November 19, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments
A week or so ago I had 10 different types of string lined up for a piece I’m working on. It doesn’t need 10 types of string, but I didn’t feel that the finished work I was trying create resonated with any one of them. I had already discounted some satiny cord, the usual pearl-silk that you can get at most jewellery suppliers as well as the nylon…
I can't believe that I forgot to mention this!
The post title pretty much says it all. In the just-released issue of Metalsmith magazine, Sharon Massey has written a review of my portion of the Bridge 12 exhibition that took place at the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh from last November to this March. Needless to say, I’m well chuffed.…Continue
Added by Melissa Cameron on November 14, 2013 at 6:59pm — No Comments
A few weekends ago I taught an enamel on steel workshop at Danaca Design, located in the nearby University District (nearby if you’re in the Queen Anne neighbourhood of Seattle.) Dana Cassara’s studio is well suited to…
Added by Melissa Cameron on October 21, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Whoa, was it back in August that I put out my last In Melbourne post? I promised back then to fill you in on what happened at the Seams Seems symposium, which I will now attempt to finish up.
On Friday the 19th of July, a blustery and rainy day in Melbourne, a committed group of art-jewellery fanciers headed out to the Monash Art Design and…
Added by Melissa Cameron on October 10, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Why yes, gentle reader, I’m going to be teaching Seattlites (an anyone who can get to Danaca Design in the University District of Seattle from 10:30am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday September 28th and 29th) the basics of liquid enamelling…Continue
After finishing up the JMGA conference on Sunday the 14th in Brisbane, I travelled on to Melbourne for a couple of openings and a…
Added by Melissa Cameron on August 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Nope, not the subculture that rose to prominence in London in the swinging 60′s, I’m afraid. Not quite (but at least a little closer to) case modding practiced by our brethren, the computer geeks. What I’m talking about is modding tools.
You know, how you adapt certain tools make your progress quicker, or perhaps alter their use somewhat to suit your…
Added by Melissa Cameron on June 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Well, my final day in Pittsburgh last month was the day of the Out of Hand show at SCC. I got to have some rest time in the morning after the previous day’s efforts. Friday had been my final day of teaching the high school seniors, and had also included making a presentation to more Uni students, this time to…
Added by Melissa Cameron on April 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
So while I was in Pittsburgh I spent part of Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday teaching a group of seniors at a local high-school the basics of working with recycled materials, so that each could make a small wearable pendant. I don’t have images of those guys, but I hope to have images of their works to share with you at some stage.
What I do have however is an image of what I made on Wednesday before class, after an overnight dumping of 5 inches of snow. It’s…
Now, before I interrupted myself with the last post, I was reminiscing about my trip to Pittsburgh last month. Where was I?
Ahh, yes. Now as I recall… I never actually put up images of the *actual exhibition*. I know, installation shots of jewellery are always a little anaemic looking, but humour me here, ok? These are images of The Bridge 12 exhibition at …
Added by Melissa Cameron on April 16, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
The Seattle Metals Guild biennial exhibition has just opened in the South Galleria of the Washington State Convention Center. It runs through til 7th of July, 2013, so don't worry, you've got plenty of time to check it out. More importantly however, our opening celebration is on tomorrow afternoon, so if you're in the area, please come down and say…
Added by Melissa Cameron on April 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
As promised yesterday, here's my second installment about my recent trip to Pittsburgh.
Added by Melissa Cameron on April 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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
That’s right, I’m leaving Seattle tomorrow for Pittsburgh where I’m spending over a week getting amongst it. What is it? Well, check out my itinerary: