Although I am now officially retired from teaching, I will be presenting a lecture and demo soon for my fellow students in a class I am enrolled in. I am adding this PDF to my blog for the benefit of students who might like to view it again or have it on their own computers. The techniques and info are freely shared, however the designs are not.
Link to PDF for illustrating Hydraulic Die Forming for Enamellists
I created this PowerPoint presentation to accompany my lecture and demos for the Die Forming and Enameling classes that I taught at Monterey Peninsula College. It wasn’t meant as a stand-alone tutorial and so does not include instructions for the tools and techniques illustrated. If this works as a way to easily share the PDF, I will update and expand the original and replace this link. Meanwhile, I’d like to hear from anyone who reads this regarding ease of viewing the PDF.
In total 303 artists contributed 814 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition. Click on an image to see the details for the work pictured, including a larger image, the artist’s name and statement, plus a link to their web site if they provided one. I found so many new “favorites”… I know I’ll be spending lots of time checking out each artist’s work and reading their statements.If you see a piece you especially like and would like to see more from the same artist (many submitted more than one piece) you can enter the artist’s name in the “search this album” box near top right of the gallery page.
One of my three submitted pieces happens to be the first image on page one because the work is in alphabetical order by title.
“A Gilded Heart” was created for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 2012 Valentine themed show at Many Hands Gallery. For the beads in this necklace (both the focal bead and the smaller ones), I was experimenting with the different colors of gold that resulted from layering 24K foil over silver rich glass. The hints of color on the small bead to the left of the toggle comes from reducing the metal oxides in the special black glass before it goes into the kiln for annealing.
“Bright Bouquet” bracelet was featured in the 2011 Valentine show at Many Hands Gallery… and later sold at Lireille in Oakland. It is one of a series of flower themed bracelets… each with a different color palette for the glass.
The “Turquoise and Gold” stacked bead was created as a demonstration piece for a tube rivet demo. Details for the technique and materials used are in my April 14, 2013 post.
I am exhibiting the two pieces shown in photos below as part of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild “Made with Love” jewelry exhibit and sale at Many Hands Gallery. The work of over 30 Guild members will be featured for this special event timed for Valentine Day shopping. Details for time and place are on the postcard back (below).
“Marigold” bracelet – (MBMAG postcard designed by Linda Knudson).
Started from a tiny bulblet over 30 years ago! Can’t remember the name of the lily… except that I think it starts with a “C”. Can anyone guess from this photo? It is large, white and VERY fragrant when open!
Edit May 4,2013 – It is a crinum lily! and is about to bloom again.
This is a bracelet I created for the Valentines Jewelry showcase at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola. The work of over 35 artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be featured February 1 to 28 is a show titled “Made with Love”.
Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Ave.
Capitola, California 95060
“Sea Flowers” is the second piece created for the Valentine Show at Many Hands Gallery. What the camera didn’t capture is the shimmery iridescence provided by the silver rich glass. The serpentine beads compliment the ocean theme of the piece.