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“The Advantages of TIG Welding Forms for Enameling” By Sean Macmillan

Last summer, I was awarded a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Grant to experiment with enamelling on complex fabricated forms. This grant allowed me to experiment on large scale, hammer formed and welded objects.

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Conferences & Seminars – October 2012

Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts 7th Annual Conference Sunday, October 7, 2012 in New York City.  Speakers include: Jennifer Santos, Maryland Historical Society, Yvonne Markowitz, Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Janet Zapata noted jewelry historian, curator, and author, Mona Brody, artist/jewelry artist, Elyse Karlin ASJRA co-director, Lois Sherr […]

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From the Field – October 2012

Metal Museums’s Repair Days are from October 4 – 7.  Support the event by volunteering to repair metal work, sell memberships and merchandise, assist with the auction, and other tasks.  www.metalmuseum.org   GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair drew 800 job seekers on August 10.  This year’s event was the first since 2008 and proved […]

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Exhibitions – Opening October through December

Hosfelt Gallery San Francisco presents 10 days: 36 Galleries October 3 – 13.  Check website for schedule and locations in the Bay Area. www.artgalleryweek.com     Facere’s Signs of Life exhibition will be October 3 – 24 in Seattle, WA.  The show features work by nine artists. The catalog/literary journal pairs these jewelry artists with […]

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In Remembrance: Bill Moggridge

Bill Moggridge, Director of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, died on September 8, 2012, after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Bill joined Cooper-Hewitt at a critical juncture, overseeing the completion of a $54 million fundraising campaign for the Museum’s renovation, which will increase exhibition space by 60 percent, create a new National Design Library, restore the Carnegie Mansion’s historic fabric, and accommodate growth of its permanent collection with a new off-site collection-storage and conservation facility. Cooper-Hewitt will celebrate its grand reopening in 2014.

Under Bill’s leadership, Cooper-Hewitt is reimagining the entire museum experience, working with Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the conceptualization, transformation and creation of immersive museum spaces and memorable visitor experiences, along with Local Projects on the development of innovative media and storytelling approaches to content delivery. His passion for and expertise in interaction design is informing the Museum’s plans to make design stories come alive in its new exhibition galleries with multiple interactive components focusing on the design process, and transforming the museum visit from passive to participatory.