Birthday Flash Sale on now in my Etsy shop!
It's my birthday today, and I'm celebrating by having a flash sale in my Etsy shop.
Use coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY2014 to take 20% off of any Ready to Ship item in my Etsy shop.
Sale ends midnight on Tuesday 6/3 (that's tomorrow!).
Craft Forms 2013 opens tonight!
If you are in the Wayne, PA area tonight, come on out to the preview party for Craft Forms 2013. I have a piece in the show, adn it should be a great party, with drinks, live music, a raffle, and a martini luge!
Please join me this Friday, November 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Artist Trust Awards Party at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Help me celebrate my recent grant from Artist Trust, and party with all of the many other 2013 Artist Trust grant and award recipients, including recipients of the Arts Innovator Award, Twining Humber Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, Fellowships, Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) and Conductive Garboil Grant, as well as the 2013 Creative Catalysts.
The party will feature dance performances from Etienne Cakpo and Amy O’Neal, storytelling and drumming with Delbert Miller, animation from Anna Czoski, Stefan Gruber and Clyde Petersen and short documentary excerpts by Evan Briggs.
You can purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets online.
See you there!
I got a GAP!
I’m happy to announce that I was recently awarded a GAP (Grants for Artist Projects) from Artist Trust! These project-based grants are awarded to artists of all disciplines once a year, and provide funding for a whole range of artist projects. From the Artist Trust GAP press release, “Among this year’s projects are: travel funds for novel research; feature documentary funding; production fees for an album; equipment purchase for an interactive installation; and artist workshop fees.” For this year’s cycle, there were 558 applicants, and 50 artists were chosen. Each artist received funding up to $1500, and the total amount given out to all the artists combined was $73,348. See the entire press release here to read more about the review panel, GAP contributors and funding partners, and to see the entire list of all GAP recipients.
I applied for funding for studio safety equipment. It was my goal this year to significantly improve the quality of the working conditions in my studio. I’ve already made some improvements on my own, and I’m thrilled to have Artist Trust‘s support to complete the upgrades.
Can you believe it's a new year already?
I have lots of new pieces planned for this year, but I need to clear out some older work first.
Beginning now, all of the Ready-to-Ship pieces in my Etsy shop are on sale!
Save between 50% and 75% on all In Stock items! I've never had a sale like this, so be sure to check it all out, and if you like something, snatch it up, because almost all items are one-of-a-kinds.
Here are a few items you'll find on sale now:
Rose Cut Diamond Stacking Set – On Sale at 50% off for $410.
Wrapped Rose Cut Diamond Ring — On Sale at 50% off for $250.
Wave Bracelet — On Sale at 50% off for $175.
Tree Pendant with 24k Gold and Aquamarine — On Sale at 50% off for $250
Winter Tree Pendant — On Sale at 75% off for $40.
My work is included in the new Lark book called 500 Rings Showcase, curated by Bruce Metcalf.
Check it out on Amazon here.
Two Pieces Purchased by the Racine Art Museum!
Two of my pieces were recently purchased by the Racine Art Museum! Yay!
A huge thank you to Bruce Pepich, the Executive Director and Curator of Collections.
Underneath It All, 2010
Tree Collar #2, 2011
Check out my feature article in the recent Ornament Magazine! I'm on the cover!!
You can read more about the interview on my blog.
Recently my jewelry was published in a couple of cool books, including Making Art: Form and Meaning, by Terry Barrett, who is an artist, author and art educator at Ohio State University.
I was also included in Jewelry Design Challenge, published by Lark Books. For this book, 30 artists were asked to create a piece of jewelry using 9 items we were sent in the mail plus one wild card item of our own choosing. The variety of jewelry created using the same materials was amazing!