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.
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
Friday, September 16, 2011
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.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
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."