Monday, April 20, 2015

Hot Pink!

I just added two hot pink pins to my Etsy Sale section, a tiny bow and a little badge. Pins are a great way to add detail to the everyday and these two will look great tacked to a t-shirt, collar, or hat. Both pieces are here in my studio and ready to ship ASAP. If you order any of my sale pieces before 4:30pm EST I will ship same day. You will also find a few earrings and necklaces in the Sale section, too.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Events, Part 3

My final event in my trilogy of spring events is an exhibition at Crown Nine Jewelry. I will be showing pieces from Parallel Constellations and creating a few new works to complement them. Crown Nine is in Oakland, CA and features work by owner, Kate Ellen, and other artists from around the U.S. I'm excited to have a chance to show Parallel Constellations again in another beautiful space. The show opens June 12. More details to come!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Events, Part 2

In addition to my class and lecture in Seattle, I am pleased to announce I will also have a trunk show at Velouria, one of my favorite shops. I have worked with Velouria for years and always love a chance to have a show there. I hope you can join us on May 16 from 1-4pm. I will have my entire selection of collection jewelry on hand along with some special pieces made just for the event. The shop recently moved to a new location in Pioneer Square and I'm really excited to see the new space. Velouria is located at 145 S. King Street in Seattle. 

Trunk Show
Saturday, May 16 from 1-4pm
145 S. King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Events, Part 1

In addition to my class at Pratt in Seattle, I have other exciting events coming up this spring. First up, I would like to share the details about the lecture I will give at Pratt. The talk will happen on Friday, May 8 at 6:30-8pm at Pratt Fine Arts Center Painting and Drawing Studio (Yellow Building), located at 1902 S Main Street. The lecture will cover my beginnings, the progression of my major bodies of work, my residencies in Iceland, and my process. I will also touch on current work and future plans. I hope you can join me for this special event if you live in the greater Seattle area. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Thinking About Light

I don't write my "Thinking About" posts often and thought it was time to write a new one with some recent observations. Previously, I have written about abandoned spaces, atmosphere, texture, and white here and here. Today I share with you some thoughts on light. I notice light throughout the day, but lately something has gotten me to look even closer. I like observing how light reflects and refracts, diffuses, and fills a space; how it highlights certain things, creates shadows and patterns, and establishes emotional qualities that can have everything and nothing to do with the place the light is cast. Light has a presence and can become an entity of its own without being something one can touch.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It's Greener in Stockholm

I just got these wonderful images of the The Grass is Always Greener: Overseas, the exhibition my work is a part of now on view at Platina in Stockholm, Sweden. The show, curated by Platforma, Bella Neyman and Ruta Reifen in conjunction with Platina, includes 10 artists from the U.S. and 10 from Sweden. The Americans are Jamie Bennet, Lola Brooks, Robert Ebendorf, Arthur Hash, Matt Lambert, Tara Locklear, Seth Papac, Sondra Sherman, Lauren Tickle, and myself, while the Swedish artists include Tobias Alm, Peter De Wit, Jenny Edlund, Hanna Hedman, Catarina H√§llzon, Li Liang, Agnieszka Knap, Annika Pettersson, Margareth Sandstrom, and Studio Jungfruhuset (Christer Jonsson/Lena Bergestad). The exhibition debuted at Schmuck in Munich, Germany in March and will be on view at Platina until April 25.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Showing a Way

Last Tuesday I was a visiting artist at Syracuse University and taught a workshop about process. I began by explaining what process is and how I discovered my own, one of the most important things I did while a resident artist at Penland. I gave each student a series of handouts that describe my process, list questions students can consider for themselves, and define the basic steps of process. Then I lead a writing exercise to help students find their inspirations, followed by what I call "3D sketching" in which students make a piece of jewelry in one hour. I like the combination of a simple writing exercise and a hands-on exercise because it provides a balanced introduction to defining one's process. I really love seeing what everyone is thinking about presented in written form and then as an object. After the workshop I gave a public lecture and ended the day at a delicious Indian restaurant with my colleagues from the school.

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