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Articles, Exhibits, and Features
“Adapting and Thriving” – Feature article on my work by Valina Robinson Glass in Vol 31, No. 4 issue of Metalsmith Magazine
Valina Robinson Glass interviewed me for this recent article on how artists continue flourishing through physical challenges. It was an honor to have so much of my work featured in print.
Giving Voice Awarded an IPPY for Best Ebook Design
I’m thrilled to announce that my new book Giving Voice was awarded a Bronze Medal for Best eBook Design in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards!!! Read about the awards ceremony at the Copacabana in New York, NY, May of 2019
SMALL WORKS Juried All-Media Exhibition
Northville Art House, Northville, MI
November 1-30, 2019
All 3 videos in my series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, are now available for streaming and download via Vimeo on Demand.
You have the option to download the videos and watch anywhere at your leisure or stream them as needed. Each video has been extensively remastered and will play on any device that supports vimeo. Once you purchase a video, you have lifetime accesses.
All the information you need to learn at your own pace, in your own space
It’s like having me on demand in your own studio
Mac or Windows? No problem.
Need to download? No problem
Changed computers? No problem.
Bought them on your iPad and suddenly feel like watching on the big screen from your Apple TV, Roku, or similar device instead? Sign into your vimeo account, and your videos are magically there.
As with Victoria DVDs, you can download and print the companion ebooks that go with each video (ebooks not sold separately). You also have access to the Q&A forums when you need your questions answered. Directions to each of these features are included in the bonus material, available after purchasing each video.
I am thrilled to announce, after 6 years in the works, that the Multi-Touch edition of Giving Voice is now available on Apple Books.
Giving Voice is a multi-touch art book about the connections we form and how they can dramatically change our paths. The narrative traces the story of how the childhood gift of a board game came to ignite the author’s passion for ancient Egypt and send her on a truly different life journey as an artist.
The book’s unique and original artwork encompasses mixed media and gilded paintings with hand lettered calligraphy. The cover was created in the ancient technique of Eastern repousse combined with the Japanese technique of mokume gane. In this multi-touch Apple Book edition, the artwork comes alive with stunningly vibrant animations set to elegant, rhythmic jazz piano and a stop animation of the cover’s three-year progress from flat sheet to dimensional sculpture. The painstakingly hand-lettered pages expand to allow the viewer to explore the artwork in exceptional detail, and Victoria reads that calligraphic texts on each page to create a truly one-of-a-kind experiential book.
In an age of clamoring haste and three-second sound bites, Giving Voice arrives like the fall of cool rain in the desert…a sweet and gentle relief. It’s a book of elegant proportion, slow sweeping movement and beautiful composition…– from the introduction by multi-best-selling author and artist, Nick Bantock
Relativity Navigator won an Honorable Mention at Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design, 1 of only 2 pieces of art jewelry to win out of 11 awards presented.
The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, Tequesta, Florida, celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers.
READ ALANA ROBBIN’S RECENT ARTICLE ABOUT VICTORIA FOR METALWERX
A day in the life of Victoria Lansford is multifaceted to say the least- it is a masterful balancing act, consisting of business work, writing for one of her many books or blogs, creating instructional videos, and most importantly creating stunning work in metal.
For those of you that are not acquainted with Victoria’s metal working, it cannot be easily summed up in one sentence. With spiraling filigree, voluminous chasing and repoussé, and flourishing calligraphy, her work is not confined to one style, technique, or scale. However all of her work has strong roots in historical metalsmithing. Her techniques encompass traditions from ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, and even metal working found along the Silk Road. Her dedication to historical metalsmithing has garnered a greater interest and appreciation for historical techniques in our contemporary jewelry culture […continue reading]
Celebrating American Craft – Southern Style
Sarat Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2018
2018 Workshop Faculty Exhibit
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
Fine Contemporary Craft
Artspace, Raleigh, NC, 2018
Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 2017
47th and 49th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood
Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA, 2015 and 2017
The Alchemy of Artistry
Solo exhibit and gala event with artist talk, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon, NC, 2015
Ancient World Inspired Jewelry by Victoria Lansford by Pearl Blay of Beading Gem’s Journal
Victoria Lansford is an extraordinary jewelry artisan. She is not only skilled in all kinds of metal work but also a passionate modern day master of ancient world jewelry making techniques… Read the full article.
Winner of the Facere Jewelry Art Gallery Award
“Rivers of Gold VIII” , 2014 Winner of the Facere Jewelry Art Gallery Award.
Functional Art: The Wine Country Home, Larson Gallery, Yakima Community College, Yakima, Washington
Russian Filigree Demo at Fabergé Revealed opening day event at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
“Dahling, Lotus Have Some Tea…” (pictured bottom left) included in the poster and museum magazine
Step into a time machine and watch the magic of metalsmithing as internationally acclaimed artist, educator and author Victoria Lansford demonstrates techniques from the era of Fabergé.
Lark Books: 500 Handmade Books, Vol 2.
The Falcon has been featured in Lark Book’s newest 500 series,
juried by Julie Chen, page 214
The August, 2014 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine features a spread on my one of my processes
Feature in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Intermingled I is featured on the March, 2013 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine for the magazines 65th anniversary, page 21 of the Anniversary Gallery.
Filigree and raising are two very different techniques. What are the difficulties of mastering multiple methods of manufacturing?
Mastering different techniques is like speaking different languages. Both techniques require conversations with the metal in which I do as much active listening as I do talking. Read More…