Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rachel Shimpock & Electroformeriffic!!!


Electroformeriffic!?! 

It’s what happens when Electroforming and Terrific lie very, very close together! True story!! 

Listen, I know you may know what Electroforming is, but lets talk about home/studio small set-ups shall we? 

From plan ahead-ers to wake up in the morning and plate by the afternoon-ers I got you covered! If you don’t know what electroforming is…come find out!  I will present to you tips, tricks and an informative demonstration including setups, solutions, alternative power sources and bunches of samples to nerd out hard to.   

Shake off your Friday hangover with me, Rachel Shimpock, Saturday morning, and lets MacGyver our way to plating!

Also! My photographer best friend and I will be doing a fun lunch activity for you to enjoy! Look for the Red tent!
Rachelshimpock.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kim Cridler : The Descriptive Line


Kim Cridler: The Descriptive Line – Demonstration with lecture 
Trained as a jeweler/metalsmith, but leaning towards sculptural work, I will present the basics of soldering with steel including terminology, material properties, a variety of fluxes and solders, how to color and protect steel, lots of samples, and show my basic way of building symmetrical forms.  I will talk about how these simple processes allow me to build structural forms that become part of sculptural work. The lecture will expand on my formal and conceptual interest in the decorative arts, vernacular art forms, and craft. I will touch on ideas of repetition, beauty, and the essential struggle towards change.
Witness Tree, 2016, steel, mother of pearl, gypsum cement, 58" high x 6" x 56"


Detail, Witness Tree


Thicket, 2013, steel, silver, hematite, bronze, 78" high x 31" x 31"


Detail of bird form in Thicket  





2 Details of building bird form in Thicket using soldered steel wire


See more at  http://kimcridler.com/

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tom O'Day


 
hope you can join me at 10:50
looking for a few people to help me out

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Laura Wood - Crafting a Community: A Personal Path



Our creative paths will take many turns over a course of a lifetime. The communities that we are a part of are a common thread throughout the journey. In my talk I will share my experience and how the community aspect of my work has aided in both my creative process and professional development. I will emphasize the importance of retaining craft in our culture as a community effort. ​

http://laurawoodstudios.com/