Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin - The Halstead Design Challenge

Gabrielle Gould, "Spring Garden View"

Medium/Materials: Copper, brass, sterling, shells, feathers

Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1 inches

Photographer: Gabrielle Gould

SOLD!


Artist Statement:

My Kinetic design encompasses two main pieces: the Banded Moth pin and the Walking Stick pin. The Banded Moth has movable, hinged wings which are ornamented with the various parts of the Halstead Kit. The Walking Stick’s six legs are each articulated and the pin itself is a Locket that opens to reveal a small jewel, a bracelet. Though both pins can be worn individually, the two pieces may connect by way of an attachable chain. This connection creates the whole “garden” view as the chain carries natural found objects of shells and feathers, things which may be found in a garden in the South.

The design uses solely the Halstead Kit except for small eyes, tubing for the hinges, pin backs and incidentals. Enamel paint was used for the color.

View the entire Halstead Design Challenge exhibition here. A few brooches are still available.

What is the Halstead Design Challenge: Kinetic?

Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object. Selected brooches were featured in an exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 gallery during SNAGneXt in May 2016 and some are still available for purchase in this online exhibition. A portion of any proceeds is used to raise funds for SNAG.

View the entire Halstead Design Challenge exhibition here. A few brooches are still available.

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) was founded in 1969. It is an international nonprofit organization that serves as the primary organization of jewelers and metal artists in North America. Anyone interested in the related fields may become a member. Members include independent studio artists, teachers, students, gallerists, collectors, curators, and writers.

SNAG is responsible for several major projects which contribute to the field: the publication of Metalsmith magazine, a biennial conference , a newsletter (SNAGnews), a listserve (SNAGnet), and a website. All of these resources and events combine to document the work in the fields of jewelry, design, and metal arts; helping to foster a vibrant, professional artistic community

Misson

The Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community.

Vision

SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation.

To see fantastic photos from some past events please see check out SNAG's Flickr page.

Join this great organization today!

Views: 85

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CRAFT IN FOCUS: Cancellation of Wisley Craft Fair Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year's Spring Contemporary Craft Fair due to be held at RHS Garden Wisley (29 April-3 May). We apologise for any inconvenience and we are very sad that…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Virtual Exhibitions. Publish your Canceled Event at Klimt02 https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/virtual-exhibitions-publish-canceled-event-klimt02"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"#IJL2020, read on to find out what we’ve been up to. IJL…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Join the #CreativeNetwork Voluntary Arts has launched #CreativeNetwork, an online get-together of people involved in arts, culture and creativity. Join the network at 9.30am every weekday to chat about current challenges and to make new…"
Saturday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service