Friday, May 30, 2008

Cufflinks in INSTORE magazine!

A few months ago I received word that the senior editor of INSTORE magazine was looking for jewelry submissions for the magazine's product section. Each month a different product category and it's various price ranges is featured in a multiple page spread---for example: Bridal jewelry, Men's jewelry, Back-to-School jewelry, etc. I jumped at the opportunity and sent the editor a CD full of my jewelry images. I crossed my fingers and waited...

Yesterday, I received my copy of the June issue of INSTORE and there were my cufflinks!!! Needless to say, I'm thrilled!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A pleasant surprise!

I was happy to hear that the folks at the Rosen Group chose one of my images for their Summer Buyers Market brochure. I exhibit at the February show every year, but this is the first time in 9 years that I will be doing the August show. Keep posted for my booth info and new work...
Here's the info on the show:
The Buyers Market of American Craft, (BMAC) is held twice a year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, is a wholesale show that offers the world's largest venue for artists to meet qualified buyers. This show provides a professional setting for the development of wholesale contacts and generates new business for both buyers and sellers of American craft art. The BMAC is produced by The Rosen Group.
August 2 - 4, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008


My husband, Ben, teaches at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, a public residential high school for emerging artists. When he told me they were going to be doing a bronze casting, I immediately grabbed my camera, hopped in the car and drove over! I am hoping to document the entire process: wax sculpting, spruing, layering the ceramic shell investment, burn out, casting, clean up. But for now, here are some images of the casting...
Melting the ingot in the furnace

Removing the crucible from the furnace (look at that glow!)

Pouring the motlen bronze into the molds

The metal cools

Replacing the crucible into the furnace