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November Talk-About

Handmade Division Talk ABout! This month’s question is: Talk about one/some teachers/mentors/masters you’d like to study with? Who, do I really want to study with? Hmmmm. Kind of a tricky question for me as I’ve studied with most of them already! Metal-gods: Harold O’Connor (Master Goldsmith), and Phil Poirier. Glass Warriors: Janis Miltenberger (Glass Goddess),… Continue reading November Talk-About

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October, Talk About: Tell us about yourself – how did you get to where you are now with your skills?

Tell us about yourself – how did you get to where you are now with your skills? The skills I currently employ in order to keep the cappuccinos flowing involve teaching courses and workshops in Metal + Glass. Working with (and my appreciation for) metal started when I was 14. My High School years started… Continue reading October, Talk About: Tell us about yourself – how did you get to where you are now with your skills?

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September Talk About, topic: “Where do you draw your inspirations for creating from?”

Early on I’ve always felt a bit displaced.. not of ‘this’ world. My inspiration has always come from this other place. Along the way I’ve come across or have been introduced to people, musicians, artists, writers that remind me of this other worldliness. Karl Gustav Jung, Joseph Campbell, Jamake Highwater, Norton Juster’s- The Phantom Tollbooth,… Continue reading September Talk About, topic: “Where do you draw your inspirations for creating from?”

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Talk about …. August 15 2010

This August 15th the Handmade Division is Talking about something you’d like to create, that you maybe don’t have the skills or technology to do currently? ” There was a Star Trek episode where artists could take ideas, imagery, concepts from their minds, visualize them and sculpt sculpt them using this magic stick like tool… Continue reading Talk about …. August 15 2010

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Collaboration

July’s Talk about blog, “Who are the artists you’d love to collaborate with? on making what?” There are several that come to mind. Various mediums, various meanings. #1 Werner Herzog Simply because he is brilliant. I would love the opportunity to meet him and get to know him. I would run away with Werner… if… Continue reading Collaboration

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What item do you most treasure made by another artist?

Welcome to the May edition of the HandMade Division’s, Talk About. Participating Handmade Division artists write about the same topic. What makes it fun, is you, the reader, can easily link through to the other Artist’s blog pages and read their thoughts and opinions about each month’s topic. Almost like a debate… but much more… Continue reading What item do you most treasure made by another artist?

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mimicry in the biological world or how good artists copy, great artists steal!

April ‘Talk back’ Topic: How do you view the topic of “copying”? This is a heavy topic for many artists, designers, crafters, makers, etc. People want to view themselves as original individuals only to step outside and find everyone wearing the same boots and scarf! I want to share some of my views as a… Continue reading mimicry in the biological world or how good artists copy, great artists steal!