Thursday, November 12, 2009

This Weekend - Let the Handmade Holiday shopping begin!

The 3rd Annual Tiny Canary *indie design market*
November 14 & 15 * 10am - 6pm each day

Come see myself along with nearly 50 artists from across the Mid-West to the East coast selling our handmade designer goods. For more information visit
You don't want to miss this!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Visting Jewelry Designer

It's been such a busy couple of weeks, so this post is a little late. Belated though it is, it is definitely worth mentioning!

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Last week, I had a fortunate opportunity to meet David Yurman, while he was the visiting artist at the Columbus College of Art and Design where I teach a jewelry and small metals class. He came up to our jewelry studio after his lecture and spoke with students and took a look at some of their designs and recent pieces. It was quite a valuable experience both for students getting their hands into metalsmithing, and for myself to hear about his progression from welding belt buckles on a small scale to his unplanned growth into one of the major worldwide jewelry designers in fashion today. He delivered a rather inspired lecture spanning five decades of his life as an artist and designer.