Monday, March 28, 2011

more from Projectione

A while back I had posted a bathroom renovation that used a CNC and a vacuum former.  That same design team has now conquered another project.  See all the details here

Show coming up.

Tom Herman: Poppy brooch. 18k gold, chyrsoprase, spiney oyster shell and shakudo


Jamie Bennett: Posteriori No. 3, Brooch with gold chain. 2008 enamel, copper, 18k gold. Photo courtesy of Sienna Gallery

Jamie Bennett: Posteriori No. 7 Brooch. 2008 enamel, copper, 18k gold. Photo courtesy of Sienna Gallery

Pat Flynn, Bracelet, iron and 22k gold and 18 k gold

I am honored to be a part of this exhibition.  So many heavy hitters.  It is also my first big city show!!  eeeeeeeeee.  At the Forbes gallery no less.  

I have included images above and links below.

Here is the Press Release:

Living within the immediate vicinity of the New Paltz area in upstate New York are a number of important studio jewelry artists whose work will be the focus of an exhibition at The Forbes Galleries in New York, April 9 – June 25.

Jewelers of the Hudson Valley, will feature the work of seven prominent jewelry artists: Jennifer Trask, Tom Herman, Pat Flynn, Jamie Bennett, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Arthur Hash and Sergey Jivetin. In addition, there will be pieces from the collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum, State University of New York/New Paltz on display and selected works by students and graduates of the metals’ program at SUNY/New Paltz.

The guest curator is Elyse Zorn Karlin, co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts, Post Chester, N.Y., which is sponsoring the exhibition.

The Forbes Galleries are located within the lobby of Forbes magazine headquarters in New York, 62 Fifth Ave. The Galleries are open free to the public 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

A curator’s tour of the exhibition is schedules for June 18 at 2 p.m. for anyone interested in signing up or one can be booked for groups of 10 or more by contacting Elyse Karlin at There is no charge for a tour.

The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, LLC is dedicated to the advancement of jewelry studies by individuals and in schools, museums, and institutions of higher learning. AJSRA publishes Adornment Magazine, a weekly newsletter, runs an annual fall event, numerous additional special events, and offers a number of other benefits.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jennifer Trask

Liz and I had the pleasure of going to Ornamentum last night to see Jenifer Trask's opening titled Vestige, Written in Bone. Fresh off the heals of Schmuck and soon on to a solo space at this year's SOFA NY Jen's new work combines elegant jewelry with a twist ending. Included in the exhibition were pieces made from sewing needles, gold, and bone. Each piece drew me in with a guessing game of how, what and why. "What is that chrysanthemum made of?" "Beaver teeth." "What about that one?" "Penis bone?" "Are those sewing needles?" Personally I would have easily worn any of the jewelry pieces but the larger necklaces which seemed to be made of a wonderful combination of antlers and highly decorative, gold leafed wooded picture frames called out to me. All in all a great representation of her new body of work. Congrats Jenn. Look forward to seeing it at SOFA.


Monday, March 14, 2011

new job

So it is official. After careful consideration and negotiation, I am now the full time instructional support technician for the State University of New York at New Paltz Metal Program and Digital Fabrication Lab. It is full time and tenure track. Liz and I are VERY happy and are now going to be able to settle down in the Hudson Valley area. I feel blessed to find such a wonderful job with so many amazing colleagues. I hope to spend more time appreciating my surroundings and hopefully spend much more time in the studio making. I also hope to find the time to write more on the blog. For the last six months, regrettably I have only had the time to post craft/design/art videos and photos. I hope to add to that by sharing more technical images, process shots and semi-critical reviews. Thanks again for reading. Check back soon for more exciting things.