Advance/Retreat

As the summer drew to a close I was fortunate to spend a week at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts at a retreat of generally mid-career metalsmiths and jewelers. It was a unique opportunity to participate in a community of makers away from daily responsibilities. It was a chance to reflect on process, concept and direction or just revel in the bliss of uninterrupted work time. It was like being in graduate school again, but with a greater appreciation for the gift of time.

The artists of the 2015 Advance/Retreat were Haley Bates, Jeff Bowie, Motoko Furuhashi, Jill Gower, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Anya Kivarkis, Ana Lopez, Natalie Macellaio, Becky McDonah, Jennie Milner, Mary Pearse, Phil Renato, Lauren Selden, Stephanie Voegle and Cappy Wolf.

Works created during the retreat will be featured in an exhibition during the University of Milwaukee “Zoom” symposium May 25-29, 2016.

 

 

Considering the Kylix

I was fortunate to receive an invitation to participate in the exhibition "Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form." The exhibition is curated by Maleyne Syracuse at Peter's Valley School of Craft. Scan the QR code above or click the image to visit a page with more information about the exhibition and the piece including videos of the design and creation processes.

Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of Classical Form

 April 12-May 18, 2014            

Opening Reception Saturday, April 12 from 5-7pm                                                                            

Curator's Talk at 5:30pm

 

Fuller Craft Museum Exhibition

One of my enameled panels, Alchemical Utensils, was selected by Curator Dina Deitsch of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum for inclusion in the upcoming Fuller Craft Museum Members Exhibition. The show will be up from September 22, 2012 – February 10, 2013 with an opening reception on Sunday September 30th from 2 – 5pm.

 

8 x 10"

vitreous enamel on steel

sgrafitto and overglaze enamel

Summer Classes on Offer

I will be teaching at a diverse array of institutions this summer. Last week I had a fantastic time with Natalie Macellaio’s Metalsmithing: Plasticity Workshop at Brookhaven  College (see image below). On June 21 and 22 I will be teaching fun and simple jewelry making at UNT’s Grandparents University. Want to catch me on the East Coast? Try signing up for my Wearable Hollow Forms class at Peter’s Valley Craft Center, July 6-10. OR you could splurge for the international adventure at the Glass Furnace in Turkey outside of Istanbul to learn about Silver Surfaces (Reticulation, Granulation and Keum Boo) August 1-5. All skill levels are welcome for these fun and educational adventures in metalworking.