Our Mission

Metals Guild hopes to bring a more tangible and interactive art experience to the CFCC student community, a goal achieved by enrichment opportunities outside the scope of the Metals classroom, and extending the metal working experience from the confines of the classroom to our local community. Metals Guild will encourage members to participate in fundraising and community outreach events such as demonstrations and hands on short workshops. These events will be empowering to its members and spread enthusiasm for craftsmanship, as well as bring an awareness to the art of metalsmithing to aspiring and active participants in the community.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Chopstick Hammers with Ken Bova

Metalsmith and professor Ken Bova has offered to come do a workshop for us! He will show us how to make chopstick hammers and various other tricks. I am ironing out details right now. It will be a Saturday from 10-5pm. We will break midday for lunch.
Stay tuned!

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Way Things Go

When I first met Keith Lo Bue in 1999 he showed me this movie. I LOVED it! It is an art film made in 1987 by Fischli and Weiss a team of Swiss artists. In the spirit of Rube Goldberg it encompasses "100 feet of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos" Originally 29 minutes and 45 seconds, here are 3 minutes out of it.

Arthur Ganson

While I'm on a kinetic kick, meet Arthur Ganson

This is a TED talk with Arthur that should be VERY inspiring! REALLY you gotta check this out!

Theo Jansen

Another favorite! Theo Jansen

You may be familiar with this BMW ad featuring Theo Jansen's work:

This is an 8 minute long talk on TED with Theo Jansen AMAZING!

Jean Tinguely

This is one of my favorite scupltors, Jean Tinguely

And these are some of his works. They are usually kinetic in some way and are almost always whimsical and curious!

This is a water sculpture of his in Basel Switzerland:

Steampunked House!

Yes this is an awesome webpage The Steampunk Workshop and this issue

they visit a steampunked house! Thank you Don (and Daxx) for the link.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Carrot Box

If you're obsessed with rings then check out the Carrot Box COOL!
This ring is by "Drophius", Lorenzo Pepe is the designer behind Drophius. From his website: "Formentera (in Italy) has been his home since 1997. In 2000 he started making jewelery, whose style -- far removed from passing trends -- is based on a formal, graphic study of the harmonies found in nature, particularly sea organisms, their structures, textures and symmetries. In his pieces he seeks an elemental, primordial elegance that make them timeless."