OOOOHHHHHHH! That sounds absolutely wonderful!!! My first love was metal smithing. I took a beginners class over 20 years ago and LOVED it but I did not have the time or the means to pursue it which is why I jumped whole heartedly into metal clay after discovering it! You are now, where I hope to be in the future! I'm starting back with some metalsmithing classes this summer but no where near a fab as the class you took. Yeah! for you :D
Hi Jennifer! I'm doing great! I had a great rings class with Lorrene Davis at Ann Davis' beautiful studio this past weekend and am still riding the high. As for Crafthaus, I've finally made myself get this all together and am soooooo glad I did. I'm looking forward to getting to know some fabulously talented artists like yourself a little better. What a great idea this is! How is everything with you?
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"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys.
Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19:
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue. Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
"I am in the boomer generation, and when I was starting out life on my own, I didn't want what my parents had, or anyone else's parents, so it is reasonable that the new generation doesn't either. The boomer generation seems to be the…"
"In addition to my artwork, I do silver repair. Very few of the pieces I repair are from silver collectors. Most silver is inherited from family. Some pieces are in bad shape, or the silver is in need of repair after it was broken by the next…"
"This is a really interesting article. I'm a designer, maker and educator, and I've noticed that more and more students coming in are X and Y's. It's easy to label them, and not necessarily fair to paint them all with the same…"