Eye candy at the Florida Society of Goldsmith's juried national exhibition "Storytelling in Metal"

My work won third place in this dynamic exhibiton :)

See the exhibition finalists here:
http://www.fsgmetal.org/competitionfinalists.html

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Opening night
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A peek into my studio

In between wedding band orders, collaboration projects, getting images ready for potential inclusion in a book, custom automaton orders and making work for an upcoming opening, I fire up my kiln and sneak in some enameling as much as possible

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A family reunion

Almost 30 family members came from all corners of the world for a week-long reunion here on St John recently. Some of us, like me, did not have to travel very far. It was a very happy week connecting with my beautiful family.

A perfect day of boating in the BVI's!

Snorkeling in the BVI's!

Lunch in the BVI's!

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A gift

When I find the West Indian top shells on my morning beach walks, I like to relocate them to a spot just back from the beach where the hermit crabs assemble--these shells are always gone when I come the next day so I know that a hermit crab has upgraded to a new home. On the beach today, along with the shells for the hermit crabs was one for me, a ring. 

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Alchemy 3: The 15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition

Two of my mechanical pieces can be seen in the Enamelist Society's biennial international Alchemy 3 exhibition. They are lying between the work of two of my favorite enamelists--Amy Roper Lyons and Harlan Butt. The ladies checking out the exhibition here are new friends and talented enamelists themselves. This exhibit of over 60 enameled works of art including jewelry, wall art, vessels and clothing is traveling to several galleries throughout the next few months--The Worcester Center for Crafts, The NH League of Craftsmen and the McGowan Fine Art Gallery. Check it out if you are in the New England area, it is well worth the trip. If you cannot attend, the exhibition catalog is available for sale here

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The Enamelist Society Conference
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an afternoon snorkel
The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. I feel closer to what language can’t reach. With my senses, as with birds, I climb into the windy heaven...in the ponds broken off from the sky...
— Rainer Maria Rilke
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An art opening St John-style...
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I am woman, hear me forge

This is a holiday gift for a very talented metalsmith. Among many other things, she forges the sterling silver knife blades for her flatware on a handmade wooden stand for her steel block, so I depict her doing this very thing, activated by a flower bud pull-string. 

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