Wednesday, June 20, 2007
While at SNAG, I was happy to run into Masako Onodera, and even happier to learn that she has a website with images of her beautiful work. I love Masako's choice of materials like plastic grapes and balloons. Sorry for the image overload, but I couldn't pick just a few. You can view even more images of Masako's work here.
Masako is also the recipient of a SNAG Educationl Endowment for the second year in a row. Congrats, Masako!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
As far as lectures go, Felieke van der Leest's was the stand-out of the conference. I'm a huge fan of Felieke's work, and her lecture did not disappoint. It was candid and funny and just an all around good time, with insight into Felieke's home and process.
I was also happy to hear her speak about her work for NeefNicht Design, a company she runs with her cousin. It was great to see the same playfulness translate from her jewelry and objects to larger architectural lighting projects.
Monday, June 18, 2007
I'm back from Memphis and I've got lots of great SNAG finds that I'll be sharing with you over the next week or so, including more Felieke van der Leest, Masako Onondero, and Quirk Gallery.
Note: I've gotten several emails and comments over the last month from some people who have great blogs. If you're one of those people, I apologize for not yet adding you to my links list. I promise, I haven't forgotten, and I hope to do some blog updating soon.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
I was happy to find that my former student and recent Towson graduate Adrienne Wiegmann has posted her most recent work on her flickr site. Adrienne's work deals with jewelry's ability to combat negative emotions. Be sure to check out her website as well.
I've been meaning to post about the work of fellow Kent State alum Nathan Dube for a while now, especially since he's updated his website with new work. Nathan makes high-end, humorous toys for adults based on childhood pranks. You can view more of Nathan's work on his website and flickr site. And, if you're in Texas this summer, be sure to stop by the UTSA Satellite Space at the Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio to see Nathan's work in person.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I purposely named the blog jewelry. metals. objects. so that when I post about non-jewelry/metalwork, no one can complain. Katie Parker is another artist I encountered while at Art Star. Katie is a ceramic artist, but I'm really taken with her wallpaper installations using cut paper and ceramics. You can view more of Katie's work on her blog, and shop for pieces here.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sorry for such a long absence. It's amazing how a few days off from the blog can turn into a month. I'll try not to stay away so long in the future.
I was at the Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philly this weekend, and was happy to visit the booth of the AYM Collective. This talented, Philly-based group of ladies is made up of Aliyah Gold, Yoko Tazaki, and Monika Kroll. Sadly, their website isn't up yet, but Aliyah Gold does have her own site (plus a super cool name). You can view more of Aliyah's work here.
And here is the link for the AYM Collective. Let's hope the website is up and running soon!