Thursday, April 26, 2007

alastair mackie

I love the obsessive quality of this work by Alastair Mackie. (via Spray Glue)

Other fave finds from around the web this week:

Katja Prins at 18kt.

Dennis Lin at OhJoy!

Props to Kirsten Rook at Midge's Mind.

donna d'aquino

While posting about Taboo Studio yesterday, I realized I have yet to post about the work of Donna D'Aquino. I've admired Donna's work for a while now (especially her steel wire and plasti-dip pieces) so I wanted to share a few more images here. You can see more of Donna's work on her website.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

taboo studio

Taboo Studio is a San Diego gallery featuring art jewelry and metalwork. Their website includes an artist list and numerous images. You can also find an archive of past exhibitions and articles about some of the artists they represent.

Happy browsing!

Above: Jay Song
Below: Kathleen Browne, Donna D'Aquino, and Teresa Faris

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Just in case you haven't seen it, SNAG (the Society of North American Goldsmiths) has re-done their website. Its got all sorts of information, and a new members only section, which will soon have discussion boards (a welcome addition). Be sure to check it out (and register for the conference in Memphis - the deadline is fast approaching!)

And speaking of SNAG, keep your eyes open for an opinion piece about blogging in the Fall issue of Metalsmith!

Monday, April 16, 2007

katy bergman cassell

Katy Bergman Cassell is an enamelist and fellow Kent State alum. Katy's work ranges from single tiles inspired by landscapes to large installations inspired by Islamic tile patterns. You can view more of Katy's work on her website.

susan skoczen

I'm back from my visit to Ohio, where I ran into Kent State alum Susan Skoczen. Susan's work was recently featured in an Artist Showcase at Velvet DaVinci. You can view more of Susan's work on her website.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

corey ackelmire

I'm off to Ohio tomorrow morning to check out the MFA thesis exhibition of Corey Ackelmire. Corey's a grad school classmate of mine who makes pieces exploring use, function, and material culture. You can check out more of Corey's work on her website and flickr site.

Congrats, Corey!

biba schutz

I've admired the work of Biba Schutz for a number of years now. I am always blown away by the line quality in her pieces. That why its exciting to note that Biba will be exhibiting both jewelry and sculpture at this year's Smithsonian Craft Show.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

gitte nygaard

I have a real appreciation for artists who not only make jewelry, but also sculpture, installations, furniture, etc. So, I was thrilled to learn about the work of Gitte Nygaard. These images are just a small sampling of the work. Be sure to check Gitte's website to see more. (via The Carrotbox)

Monday, April 9, 2007

petra class

I love the energy of these process sketches by Petra Class. See more of Petra's work on her website, or at the upcoming Smithsonian Craft Show.

smithsonian craft show

The Smithsonian Craft Show is fast approaching (April 19-22), so I thought I'd showcase a few of the artists over the next week or so. If you're in the DC area that weekend, its worth a trip. But if you can't make the show, the website is loaded with artist images.

Above: John Iverson
Below: Sandra Enterline

Friday, April 6, 2007

emily watson

Emily Watson's website (and work) have a fun playful feel. Emily's work ranges from jewelry to wall pieces to installations (such as "organs of truth, organs of meaning" the enameled piece shown below). You can also shop Emily's production jewelry line right here.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

polly wales + lina peterson

I have to admit, I'm really intrigued by this bread ring, a collaboration between Polly Wales and Lina Peterson. It really does look good enough to eat.

susie macmurray

I am in awe by the use of materials by installation artist Susie MacMurray. Susie's works use materials ranging from clamshells to hairnets to balloons. (via dear ada)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

mona wallström

Mona Wallström's evidence series is a group of brooches made from found objects. These found objects are often broken and unrecognizable.

kajsa öberg

The work of Kajsa Öberg explores the social ritual of dining. "Invited Out" explores the mood and expectations of a romantic dinner.