Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New piece and Jewelry Sale

My latest piece is titled Looking Lenses. It is currently showing in the 6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition at Step Gallery at ASU. They are all brooches that each sit in a petri dish for display. They are all made of copper, silver, brass, enamel, camera lenses and various stones, including peridot, citrine, amethyst, topaz and garnets. The lenses are magnified, showing an intensity of color from the enamel and stones on the inside.

I also wanted to announce that the Metals Club at ASU will be having a jewerly sale next week, October 18! It will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in front of the Art Building. The Art Building is located adjacent to Neeb Plaza on the ASU Tempe Campus. We will have unique jewelry made by ASU students! Hurry so you can get first pick!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

This week we will be having our 6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition at ASU! Come by to the opening reception on Tuesday! I have a new piece in the show that I will post later in the week, so you have to go to the gallery if you want to see it before then!

October 10-13
Opening reception Oct. 11 6-8 p.m.
Step Gallery, ASU Tempe campus

Come and see incredible metalwork from 6 different schools from around the country!

Arizona State University
California State University at Long Beach
Colorado State University
East Carolina University
Kent State University
Northern Michigan University

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Workshop at Arrowmont

I have been taking forever on getting to this, but here is part one of my stay at Arrowmont for the Enamelist Society Conference:

While I was at Arrowmont a few weeks ago I took a workshop with Ricky Frank on "Light and Color in Cloisonne." Ricky Frank is a really great artist, and he taught me so much in the 2 1/2 day workshop. We focused on clarity and blending of colors in enamel. I was really pleased with how my sample turned out. I was able to blend colors like never before, and the enamel was crystal clear!

Ricky giving us a demo:

Here is a progression of my samples I worked on during the workshop:

The Arrowmont campus was beautiful! Here are some images I took of the campus:

The Red Barn - where I stayed

The dining hall

I saw a black bear behind this building! They were all over!