Thank you Beatrice. I appreciate it. And, yes the dead rose is what touches me a lot more than the live one. The live rose is all about "pretty" and perfection and the dead rose has the beauty of vulnerability and the tenderness of the decay process.
Thanks! I am so glad you like my work. I think we are going in opposite directions. :) I am heading away from metal and really enjoying more natural materials like hair, and you are moving towards metal. :)
You should take a course on soldiering. I bet you could find an introductory course near by. Have you ever seen craftallert.com? I think it deals with shows and workshops in Canada and America, though I am not sure. I used to work at a jewellery gallery with workshops and we held courses that taught basic metal work. You would probably really enjoy it. I could see wire work with your fiber pieces too and wire is fun and easy to learn the basics. Let me know if you want any specific advice on metal working or techniques.
If you do soldier you can be messy, but the soldier turns yellow over time. Which could be cool, but you should be aware of it. :)
I hope you get into the groove again. I go through stages...best to just work when you feel like it. :)
i grew up rural, studied bfa in jewelry + metalsmithing at the university of kansas 2000, moved to st. louis mo following then girlfriend - now wife - that sorta worked, i work at craft alliance - www.craftalliance.org - where i am chair of the jewelry + metalsmithing area and the community outreach manager, and am wraping up an mfa this spring at southern illinois university edwardsville with a five week stand at the new grand center craft alliance - once again - www.craftalliance.org - most of the posted work is/has taken place in the north st. louis neighborhood in which i live.
"CORNWALL DESIGN FAIR 2014
Dates of event: Friday 15 to Sunday 17 August 2014
Event Venue: Trereife House, Newlyn, Penzance, TR20 8TJ
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014
Background of event
The Cornwall Design Fair has come…"
MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products is the title of our course programme, which the jewellers and designer-makers featured below have experienced. This is however a very limited and traditional description when one considers the wide variety of studio methods, artefacts and products that are within the province of the designer who has knowledge and expertise in the area of personal ornaments, body signification and decorative metal objects. The variety of materials,…See More
Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!See More
An online exhibition of Silversmiths who currently reside and practice in the UK. The goal is to show the best current contemporary silversmith work from the UK. This exhibition aims to explore if there is a specific British silversmith style that is different from silversmithing styles in other countries.The works submitted have been made from 2011 onwards.Photo left:David Clarke , "INSALTED"Sterling Silver, table salt.10cm x 10cm x 5cmPhotography: David Clarke…See More
I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
As many of you know, SNAG has undergone a number of changes in the past year. There is a new executive director, new president, new conference producer and many new board members. All of these changes have made the upcoming Minneapolis conference one of the more challenging to produce. Administrative changes are not the only ones taking place for this year’s conference. I will talk more about some of these changes in future posts, but for now will focus on the changes that I have been involved…See More
"Makers as Trainers and Employers
Craft Apprenticeships & Internships in the South East & Hampshire
28th March at Making Space, Havant, Hampshire, 11.30am - 4.30pm
8th April at Farnham Maltings, Surrey, 10am -…"