Friday, June 28, 2013

Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths

Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths, Heikki Seppä, The Kent State University Press

Heikki Seppä made a major contribution to the jewelry and metalsmithing fields when he wrote the book Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths. Seppä discusses the aspects of forming beginning with diagrams and specific vocabulary then moves into methods used in construction. Seppä touches upon many different methods including soldering, raising and seaming. But the real meat and potatoes of Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths is in Seppä's analysis of shell forming including anticlastic sinking.

The Penland School of Crafts Book of Jewelry Making, John Coyne ed., Evon Streetman photography 

Heikki shell forming whilst sporting plaid trousers. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Trouble With Harry

Not your typical Hitchcock film, The Trouble With Harry is more comedy than thriller or mystery. The film centers around the appearance of a dead man in the woods near a small Vermont town. Found by the towns overtly eccentric residents absurdity follows. Who was he? What was he doing in the woods? How did he die? And what should be done about the body?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friends Mariah Tuttle and Kamal Nassif created, a website showcasing the Rhode Island School of Design's jewelry and metalsmithing department. The site includes a directory of past and present students and news/events. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Père Lachaise Cemetery

While visiting Paris, I was able to see Père Lachaise Cemetery, it is a very stunning, beautiful place.

Monday, June 10, 2013