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.
"Job advert, Theo Fennel:
Theo Fennell is hiring!
We are looking for a Wholesale Coordinator with two or more years experience to support our busy Head of Wholesale.
The role is primarily administrative but will involve the successful candidate in…"
"Our brand new FREE student event 'Make your Mark' is only one month away!
If you're a tutor conducting a jewellery or silverware class, or a student studying one of these courses, this event is for you!
The aim for the day is to…"
"Junior Jewellery Mounter Apprentice
Join a young & dynamic luxury diamond jewellery company with a London West-end based workshop
Application deadline: April 22nd 2014
Wonderful opportunity to join a young and dynamic luxury diamond…"
"The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN)
Message - Beyond Adornment
26 April to 7 June
Fri 25 April, 6-8pm
Members of the Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have looked at the concept of ‘Message - Beyond…"
Time to shift gears away from science and into music. I play jazz flute and piano and when I read this interview with Branford Marsalis (sax player who led the Tonight Show band for Jay Leno), it connected with some thoughts I’ve been mulling over about the metal art world. I’ll start with the excerpt and comment at the bottom:“You put on old records and they always sound…See More
SNAG has launched New Perks for Donating!$125 LevelIf you donate at the $125 level you will receive a hand written thank you along with a set of our newest SNAG stickers (or $10.45/mth for 12 months).$250 LevelIf you donate at the $250 level, you will receive a hand written thank you, a set of stickers, and a limited edition hand…See More