My work

My work on display at The Digital Hand exhibition.

On the 12th of February I spent the day flying to Cleveland, Ohio. My first trip to what was, at the time, a very snow-bound state. There I met up with Kathleen Browne, the Jewelry/Metals professor at Kent State University’s School of Art who took me out to Kent, about an hour out from Cleveland.

I was in town as a visiting artist in the jewelry program, and for the opening of The Digital Hand on the 13th. Owing to the recent weather patterns on the east coast and inland I was wary of cutting it too fine, so my arrival was the day before the opening of the exhibition, which was, as the name implies, of jewellery works by artists who use digital technologies in their practices. The opening went really well, as did the opening of the student show upstairs. While at our show I got to have a great chat with some local artists who were involved, including Matthew Hollern and partner Pam Argentieri. (Check out the catalogue below to see their work.)

The following day I gave a lecture on my practice for the department of art, which went pretty well. It’s a tough thing to practice, talking in public, since rehearsing in front of a big audience is not really possible. It’s like stand-up comedy in a way, the only way to get good at it is to do it. Hopefully, with all the practice I’m getting, I’ll soon get really good at it!

While I was there I also spent some time with some students, mostly graduates (what we in Aus would call postgraduate students – students undertaking their MFA’s), talking with them about their work. And I got a tour of the enamelling studio, which included the great big new enamelling kiln.

On the Saturday we trekked back into Cleveland where Kathleen and I met up with Gretchen Goss, another enamel artist, whose work I was familiar with after installing it for first Heat Exchange exhibition in 2012. Together we toured the recently fully-reopened and pretty ah-maz-ing Cleveland Museum of Art for the afternoon. The collections and the architecture are incredible, I really recommend a visit.

While in town I stayed with Kathleen and partner Stephen, another impressive artist. They were fantastic hosts, and the time with them allowed me to tour both of their studios which is always a fascinating peek behind the curtains of an artist’s process.

The Digital Hand – Catalogue

The Digital Hand exhibition

The Digital Hand exhibition

3D printer on site

3D printer on site

The grad studio - Kathleen

The grad studio – Kathleen

Ravenna - dusk

Ravenna – dusk

Ravenna - morning

Ravenna – morning

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Comment by Melissa Cameron on March 26, 2014 at 8:49pm

Thanks Jess! It was great to see and hear about your work too - I hope it's going well and the looming deadlines are all under control. I look forward to seeing some of the final pieces soon - perhaps in a blog around here somewhere?

xx m

Comment by Melissa Cameron on March 26, 2014 at 8:49pm

Thanks Sarah! Hope all is well at ECU, no doubt you're having a (very exhausting) blast!

xx m

Comment by Jessica Todd on March 26, 2014 at 12:27am

We so enjoyed having you! Your precision and insight from an architectural standpoint was so helpful and I loved hearing about your work.

Comment by Sarah Loch-Test on March 20, 2014 at 5:45pm

Glad to hear about your visit to Kent!  Kathleen and Steve are the best!

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