Jeweler, metalsmith, and professor Sue Amendolara talks about her work, the ideas behind it, and life as a teacher in the second episode of Craft in Sight. Sue is the incoming president of SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths)

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/

Music: "Atomic Spy"

Watch out for the blooper after the credits :-)

Craft in Sight is a collaboration between Brian Ferrell and Brigitte Martin (crafthaus.) Our goal is the creation and distribution of videos about crafthaus artists, showcasing a range of craft media, creative processes, and the environment in which craft work is made today.

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Comment by Karen Ernst on August 18, 2011 at 9:14pm

Yay Sue - I just saw this finally! Really great to see the process behind your work, and how it all comes to fruition. That was a cold day in Edinboro!

Comment by Catherine Witherell on June 8, 2011 at 12:08pm
Good video and the blooper was very cute!
Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on May 25, 2011 at 11:05am
Beautiful organic forms that meld into each other!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 22, 2011 at 6:45am

fabulous video!

 

Comment by MYRNA MEDEL on May 17, 2011 at 12:56pm

Beautiful pieces!!! I'm into plants as well...especially cacti and succulents.

I'm inspired with your work. Thank you for sharing!

Comment by Erin Austin on April 17, 2011 at 3:27pm

Gorgeous work! The forms do have a believable botanical quality about them. I'm very inspired by plant forms as well, this was just the push I needed to get back outside and do some observing.

 

 

Comment by Tadashi Koizumi on April 17, 2011 at 10:39am
Yey ! Sue ! Yey !
Comment by Julie Sanford on April 12, 2011 at 7:21pm
I really enjoyed the wonderfully creative, simply elegant forms of Sue Amendolara! Thank you for this beautifully crafted video!
Comment by Cynthia Eid on April 12, 2011 at 11:09am
a thoughtful, insightful video about an artist.  thank you to all who worked on it!
Comment by Jeffrey Robert McGee on April 11, 2011 at 11:20am
Cool! I'm going to show my students

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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