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Member Achievements – April 2013

Hilary Sanders is a recipient of the 2013 Windgate Fellowship awarded by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Student Design Competition Awards:

  • Rings Category – 2nd place Shiying Gao
  • Brooches Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 3rd place So Young Kim
  • Necklace Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 2nd place Corrina Goutos
  • Bracelets Category – 2nd place Christina Lu

Johnny Johnson

Torch Awards

Third Place – Johnny Johnson

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Guest Column by John Rose

It is a necessary part of this trade that once an item is made it has to be documented for a variety of purposes e.g., inventory, sales promotion, exhibition and a portfolio record of the artist’s work. Very few craftspeople can afford to hire a professional photographer to take pictures of all the things they make, so most of us become more or less proficient at taking our own photos. Many of us do our own photography for the full range of purposes that images are needed for, and supplement our efforts with professionally done images for more important publicity work such as a magazine cover.

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In Remembrance: Florence Resnikoff

florenceResnikoff_serpentineJeweler, sculptor, and teacher, Florence Resnikoff, passed away in early April.  Born in 1920, Resnikoff began exploring jewelry and enameling through adult education courses while working as a registered medical technician in Chicago in the 1940s.  After moving to Palo Alto in the early ‘50s, her work grew in leaps and bounds.  Resnikoff met Margaret de Patta through the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, who became a significant influence in her work.   She returned to school, receiving her BFA in Sculpture from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and an MFA in Art from San Jose State University.  She also furthered her studies at the Royal College of Art, and with Stanley Lechtzin at Tyler School of Art.

Resnikoff returned to CCAC in 1973 as a teacher and eventually served as Head of the Metal Arts Program there, retiring in 1989.  She was designated a Professor Emerita in 1990, and the Florence Resnikoff Emerita Scholarship Fund was created there at that time.

Resnikoff’s work combined complex electrical-based processes with ancient techniques to create vibrantly colored jewelry and metalwork.  Her involvement with the Metal Arts Guild helped her build her repertoire of techniques and materials in which she accented her gold and silver jewelry with colorful jewels and enamels.  Her later work included both jewelry and liturgical commissions.

Among her many honors and numerous exhibitions, Resnikoff was named a California Living Treasure in 1985. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the City and County of San Francisco, The California Art Collection of the Oakland Art Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, NY.


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Pam Robinson – Board Members Speak, April 2013

What led you to be on the board?

Throughout my career, people have helped me in so many ways. In 2006 I had the opportunity to serve as co-chair of the SNAG Conference in Chicago. It seemed only natural that I might continue with that desire to help bring inspiring and practical speakers, exhibitions and events to so many talented metalsmiths who come together annually. Plus it felt like a great opportunity to give back.

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Exhibition Openings

A new exhibition by Israeli artist Deganit Stern-Schocken is on view at Gallery Loupe through April 30, 2013. In this newest body of work, Stern-Schocken explores her earlier forms and imbues them with weightlessness. This investigation stems from her interest in the ‘non-object’ and focuses on the space between the objects rather than on the object itself.

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