Back in 2011, I was very thankful that I was chosen as the winner of Niche Awards in sculptural wear category. I really want to give special thanks to all my metal buddies and faculties at CSULB, without their support I wouldn't stand where I am today. Thank you guys! So for this upcoming year of 2013 I was encouraged to apply, I'll be applying for the same category for those who are wondering. The pieces that I submitted... are going to surprise for now but they will be revealed later! They are NEW work that I finished last semester as a graduate student. I began to incorporate paper in my work and I really enjoyed working with it. So to be continued... I'm anxious to hear back in couple months, wish me luck!
2011 Niche Winner in sculptural wear
Detail of the hinge
Different view of the each pierced sides of the bracelet
“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
"Heritage site, working Smithy and craft workshops. Mawnan Smith CornwallAuthentic, centuries old, village smithy restored and brought back to life.Centrally situated in the village of Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall. Close to Trebah and Glendurgan…"
We have another WebCast this Saturday 14th December at 14:30 GMT. This month we are looking at and demonstrating Delft Clay Casting. Again we will be casting live on air so anything could happen. We will be giving away some…"
Craft in America: Holiday embraces familiar and new winter celebrations as part of our American experience with the handmadeLos Angeles, CA – CRAFT IN AMERICA, the Peabody Award-winning and the Emmy-nominated series dedicated to exploring craft in our nation, continues Season Five with HOLIDAY, airing on PBS…See More
September 18, 2013 at 6pm to January 19, 2014 at 7pm
One would expect Jewelry artists to be limited to objects of personal adornment, but many contemporary makers in this field have gone beyond the constraints of functionality to pursue conceptual interests in areas such as photography, kinetics and sculpture. This exhibition seeks makers whose work demands…See More
Another two-week hiatus between posts and it is only because I've been too busy to be able to find a moment to write things down. So much has happened, from being asked if I were "eligible" for inclusion in a list of "eligible bachelors" - my non-bachelor status making me ineligible for the inclusion - to being asked to write an article for a new jewellery magazine about something which isn't jewellery!
The main thing on the workbench has been another of my projects which was…
In the fall of 2014, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the…