Monday, March 28, 2011

NAU Students

For the first time, I have been teaching full time. I'm instructing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and loving it! The only downside? Workign on my own pieces has taken a major back seat. It rarely happens these days! We have been covering marriage of metals, hollowforming, hydraulic press forming and embossing, enameling, a variety of casting techniques and much more... Here is a small sampling of some of my students work here at the mountain campus:
Erica Lund

Josh Schretenthaler

Lia Sawalqah

Doris Benally

Theresa Wallace

Ben Alonzo

Interested on the happenings in our metals department? Check out the Metals Club Blog!

Monday, March 21, 2011

500 Silver Jewelry Designs

I just recieved my copy of the new Lark Book: 500 Silver Jewelry Designs in the mail! This book contains an image of a belt buckle I created in grad school-part of the series below-and was chosen by juror Talya Baharal.

The image below is included in the book. I am so excited to be a part of this, and have been glued to the pages as this book contains silver designs that are unexpected and manipulate the material (silver) sometimes beyond recognition. Its a page turner, and will be available in stores very soon!
Dynamical Balance
Silver, nickle, holloformed and fabricated, marriage of metals

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yuma 32 Pins

check out some of the beauties i traded for at the yuma symposium:
betsy douglas, ellie richards, james thurman

maureen brusa zappelini

patty smith, mary chang, fred zweig

leon nash- available for sale here
already thinking about the pins i'll make for next year! ...and better start making trade pins for snag!!