Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Miss Candice Andy

I have recently become a first time pet owner. My new housemate is pictured below and was found wandering the side of a road with a Campbell's soup can on her head by a faculty member in my department. This being about the third or fourth time I have been offered to give a cat a home, I took this as a sign I should just go for it. She is estimated to be about 3-4 months old. And when you have a Campbell's soup can on your head, Candice and Andy after Warhol seemed to be the way to go.

Despite having two names, I've mainly been trying to get her to answer to "Andy", which she does, when she wants to.

Monday, October 11, 2010

First Bagues-Masriera International Enamel Award

I just found out that I have gotten into my first international exhibition. Pineapple Vessel is going to Spain! The show will open at the Reial Academia Catalana De Belles Arts De Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Dates for the exhibition are not available yet, so I will post them when they become known.

Update: No word yet on exhibition dates, but I do know my piece has made it through Customs and is at the Academy.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reassembled: Kent State Alumni Exhibition

Kent State is celebrating their centennial this year and the Art Department is holding an Alumni Show for the students of the Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Enameling program in the Downtown School of Art Gallery. My piece, White Ring (an image can be found in older posts and at flickr- click the badge to the right), will be on display. Please stop by if you're in the area. The opening reception is Saturday, October 2nd, from 5-9PM.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Crochet Works and a Light at the End of the MFA Tunnel

I have finally gotten around posting images of my new work from last semester to a few of my different sites. All of the new images can be found at my DeviantART page and flickr page. My main website probably won't be updated until the holiday season as I have a relatively involved re-ramping of the site in mind. Above is Ring V and Wire Ring III is below.

I've begun my last year as an MFA candidate, so updates might be more infrequent until I have defended my thesis; however I will continue to post information on shows as my schedule allows.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition 2010

The Ohio State Fair and the Fair's Fine Arts Exhibition opens this Wednesday, July 28th and will run until August 8th, 2010. Enamel Bowl I and White Ring will be on display for the duration of the Fair and are pictured above. Please stop by to see them in person! The Fair's website can be found at this link.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Emerging Artists At Ohio Craft Museum

The "Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections" exhibition at the Ohio Craft Museum opens this coming Sunday, July 11th. The show will feature artworks by young Ohio artists. Two of my pieces, Untitled Necklace and Doily Vessel, seen below, will be on display. To see some of the other works that will be at the show, check out the Ohio Craft Museum's website.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Best of 2010 at Ohio Craft Museum

The "Best of 2010" exhibition opens today at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Untitled Brooch was accepted into the show. As a traveling venue, the exhibition will be on display in Columbus until June 20th, 2010. From there it will move to Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio, opening on August 9th and closing September 25th. The final venue will be at Lima Artspace in Lima, Ohio from November 9th to December 18th, 2010. The exhibition on the Ohio Craft Museum website can be found here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Crocheted Cavalcade"- Get Hooked this Friday!

My first solo exhibition takes place this Friday, March 5th in Los Angeles! If you're in the area, please stop by! My bag design will be pre-released that evening and go on sale at other Harveys locations and online on the following day. The show will run until May 6th, 2010. Find the bag online here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Threadknits Contest

Bouncing around on the web, I randomly came across this contest for Threadknits. The idea is to crochet or knit an item of some sort based off of a printed Threadless design. I thought it might be a nice change of pace to crochet something from yarn for once and take a break from all the wire. So much easier on my hands. Image of the finished product below and more can be seen here.

A warm and cozy hooded scarf. And probably this year's Halloween costume.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Argentium Silver Jewelry

My program was given a trial run of the argentium silver that is now available through many suppliers. Below are the results from my experimentation. I like how the argentium crochets, but trying to clean it following the methods recommended online and other from other sources (like heating it in the oven to make it anti-tarnish) were not successful. One piece, Untitled Necklace (below) was definitely tarnishing. Thankfully, it liver of sulfured beautifully.

Both of the crocheted elements in the pieces are the argentium, with the chain and stick pin created from traditional sterling silver. Untitled Brooch, below, maintained its untarnished state. I'm unsure at the moment if I'll consider argentium in the future for crocheted works.

These and other shots, as well as images of more new work, are now up for viewing on my flickr page. Or click the moving icon in the upper right hand corner.