Monday, June 21, 2010

Updated News in June

For my updated news!
The CE jewelry class at RISD that I taught for the Spring semester is done! It was so much fun and I had great students as you can see my previous postings. Next semester, I will be teaching a different class called, New Jewelry.  I am very excited about it! I will keep you updated about the class! 
These days, my biggest issue is getting the Artist visa (O-1) to stay here longer. All the paper work makes me so busy and overwhelming.. Ugh.. 
I just want to let you know that I am going to finish all my paper work as fast as I can and I will be back with my new pieces for 2010. 
In the meantime, Stay cool and enjoy this beautiful summer! 

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Money" Exhibition

Upcoming Group Exhibition "Money"
I am pleased to participate in the upcoming juried exhibit "Money" at Hera Gallery in RI.

This exhibition will present artwork that reflects upon the influence that money has upon our society, whether it is the artists personal relationship with money, reflections upon current economic status, or money as material, the common denominator will be a critical look at MONEY.

The opening will be held on the evening of June 26th from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
I am looking forward to attending the opening night!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

RISD CE Students' work : The second Assignment

The second assignment was creating a ring inspired by a character. Our students chose a character that they were interested in and extracted the essence of the character.
This assignment helped students to explore fabricating a hollow construction from sheet metal, a technique that has endless possibilities in jewelry. The students focused on the basic hand skills of soldering, scoring, piercing, sawing, filing, sanding and bending. Thank you all for finishing this project! Great job everyone!
If you'd like to see more images, please click here.

[Students' sketchbook samples:  Development and design process]

Phaedre Sassano's sketchbook

Rene Galvan's sketch book