Saturday, August 28, 2010

Interesting concept....Casey Sharpe

And I Left My Body Behind...
enamel, copper, silver foil, sterling silver, steel

Monday, May 17, 2010

more branching earrings...

Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

backtracking through the experiments

Alum Experiment
Alum, Brass, Nylon Mesh

Salt Experiment
Copper, Salt

first growth series...

Growth Series
Sterling Silver

Monday, May 10, 2010

a new pair...

Sterling Silver, Carnelian, Freshwater Pearls

Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls

Stud EArring SEt...complexion decompression

Radial Stud Earrings
Sterling Silver

New Family Addition

Natural Radial Hoop
Sterling Silver

BrancHing EArrings...enjoy

all were created with sterling silver with fresh water pearls

Radial Branching Rotation, miniature

Radial Branching Rotation; miniature
Sterling Silver, Fresh Water Pearls

Inspirations...results could be further developed, reading into the pattern, conscious choices

group of influence...alum crystal

Group of Influence
Sterling Silver, Bronze, Brass, Nickel, Alum

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Token Gift for the Everyday Metalsmith


Token Gift for the Everyday Metal smith
Brass, Bronze, Elastic

Project for cross critique with Maine College of Art; project assigned was to create a gift for someone/thing.

Red Red Cactus Rose

full set....

Cactus Rose Vessel
Raised Copper, Heat Patina

and yes this beautiful fiery red patina came out of the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit after being washed with lemon dawn dish soap...amazing the difference a soap can make

ring series...commitment....artificiality....

Cactus Rose Series
Sterling Silver, Blush Pigment

Tristan and Isolde Commitment Rings
Sterling Silver, pigment

photos by Karen Philippi

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gallery OPening...hands on artist talk


Sue Aygarn-Kowalski: Striking a Balance
Mobilia Gallery
cambridge, ma
 Private View and Artist Talk:
Saturday, February 13th, 2010, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  
Even better is that artist
Sue Aygarn-Kowalski will be striking a balance amongst her work as a performing artist and metalsmith.  She is working to unveil some of the curiosities of how precious metals are shaped and formed.
Tuesday, February 23rd through Saturday February 27th, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I admire Philadelphia artist Chun Chun's play at the absurdity of censoring a flower’s "sexual" organs in her Pornographic Brooch series...aaand foolishly thought they were censored for web content.