College Art Association Talk

I am so excited to be going to New York next week to speak at the College Art Association conference! I will take part in the session, Wish You Were Here: The Souvenir as Emblem of Regional Identity. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by! My panel was put together by Christopher J. Moore of Concordia University and Isabel Prochner of Syracuse University. It will take place Wednesday the 13th at 10:30 am at the New York Hilton Midtown - 2nd Floor - Nassau East. I will be presenting my body of work, You Are (the) Here and its relationship to cultural geography, personal identity, and the souvenir.

Photo by Chenli Ye

Photo by Chenli Ye

Looking Forward

I am very pleased to announce that I will be a speaker at Looking Forward: a contemporary blacksmithing and metal design symposium at Bryn Athyn College this coming summer. The organizers have put together a great lineup of artists/blacksmiths/designers and those who study their works. The symposium will take place from June 14 to 16, 2019. Its a great opportunity to have a conversation about the futures of metalworking. Please spread the word!

Recent Works at the Delaplaine and a talk at Towson University

Tomorrow I am heading to Maryland for two very exciting opportunities!

Leslie D. Boyd of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Area at Towson University is being so gracious as to host met for a talk excerpted from my History of Crafts Class, entitled "Foundations of the Studio Craft Movement." It will take place Thursday May 3rd at 6:30 in the Art Lecture Hall at the Center for the Arts.

I am pleased to be exhibiting at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland, from May 5 through June 24. If you are in the area, stop by and say 'hi' on the 5th. The reception is from 3-5pm.


Industrial Arts: Exhibition and Public Talk

I will be exhibiting a wide variety of work at the University of Texas at San Antonio's Terminal 136 Gallery from August 31st through September 16th with a public "lunch and lecture" at the Southwest School of Art on Saturday September 16th at 12:30.

For more information about the exhibition please contact Laura Crist 210.458.4391

For more information about the talk please contact Jillian Sortore 210.200.8254

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Go Metals!

It was a true honor to speak at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in New Orleans with Cappy Counard and Jaydan Moore. I have enjoyed meeting new people at the conference and seeing a lot of great work. Perhaps the best part of all was getting to share this remarkable experience with so many UNT students, friends and alumni.

Crafting Connections

I am excited to be heading for the Eastern Carolina University Material Topics Symposium today! I was invited to be a speaker and am really looking forward to the experience. Many esteemed peers are expected to be in attendance and among them plenty of friends to catch up with. I will be speaking on the subject of jewelry and its relation to Place, both historically and contemporarily with a few of my own pieces thrown in.

Peruvian Goldsmithing Talk

I will be giving a talk on the methods and materials used in ancient Peruvian metalworking at the Irving Arts Center on November 2nd at 2pm. The talk is free and open to the public. In addition to explainging how they acquired and used various metals, I will also give short demonstrations on some of the techniques using more contemporary equipment. Even if you don't get a chance to see the talk, I highly reccommend the exhibition which was organized in conjunction with the National Geographic Museum. Its an outstanding collection of work. It will be up until the end of the year. For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center Website.