Wednesday, December 23, 2009

updated website

It only took me almost two years but i finally got around to updating my website.
Not having studio access is really forcing me to confront all the tasks I have been putting off. January 11th can not come soon enough. Although I am sure by the time the studio reopens I will have fully adjusted to my couch-potato ways. Hope you are all enjoying the holidays!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snakes, Mice, & News

Snakeskin Mouse Brooch
Materials: Sknakeskin, Sterling silver, Fine silver, stainless steel

The semester is almost over but that doesn't mean the work is over. Above is a brooch that I put the finishing touches on this week...that touch being the double loop in loop tail. It had been a while and I had forgotten the meditative state making a loop in loop chain can take you to. I highly recommend it.

I spent a good chunk of the semester working on a snake-like necklace. I would post pictures but I am planning to revisit the clasp over the break as it is still not quite right. I have taken the entire necklace apart so many times now that I think it has become quite an epic piece. I just hope it will all be worth it in the end.

Currently I am working on a Snakeskin clutch purse that fill conclude the sake series. Sorry, pictures of that either. I've decided not to post any progress shots until the piece is actually finished.

In other news, the Swarm necklace is actually in the Craftforms 2009 exhibition held at the Wayne Arts Center. The show is up until January 23rd so if your around the area check it out. Tybre Newcomer, a fellow grad's husband is also in the show.

I also have a couple pieces in ARTspace at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center as part of their One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand. The show will be up till January 17th. Below is a picture of the installation that Katie Travers, the exhibition intern was nice enough to send.