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Articles, Exhibits, and Features
Craft Nouveau: An International Fine Craft Competition
Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
January 3 – March 7
Maria V Howard Gallery, Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC
January 10 – April 12, 2020
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA;
December 6, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Juror: Jane Milosch
SMALL WORKS Juried All-Media Exhibition
Northville Art House
215 W. Cady Street
Northville, MI 48167
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 NYC, May, 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
Eastern Repousse and Chasing
It’s like having Victoria 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
Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition and Runway Show
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 Artistry of Alchemy
solo exhibit and gala event with artist talk, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon, NC, 2016
The June 2016 issue of MJSA Journal features the interview, “Everything’s Fine” with Victoria Lansford, on the art of Russian filigree.
Read the full interview online (requires MJSA login).
Victoria Lansford is Featured Artist on Artsy Shark
Read the full interview about Victoria’s latest work
November 2015 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Interview: “Victoria Lansford on Repoussé and Chasing“, by Sharon Elaine Thompson of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Reviewed: Granulation Techniques Demystified by Pearl Blay at BeadingGem.com
The August, 2014 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine features a spread on soldering setups, this month with Victoria Lansford.
On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets
Suzanne Ramljak’s book, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulet (Schiffer Publishing), features Victoria’s metal halter, Aphrodite Goes to War on page 111.
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. Some of this Atlanta, Georgia artisan’s most exquisite work is in the art of filigree metalwork. The kind she does is known as Russian or Open Back filigree. Curves in the Right Places II : Russian Filigree Victoria does not take the easy way out with filigree work. She said, “I build the frame from 18K gold or sterling silver wire and make the tiny “filler” wires from fine silver (.999% pure silver) for flexibility and contrast. I shape and cut each individual wire to tension fit it within the frame so that I can turn the piece over with the wires still in place and solder from the back. … 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, 1107 S. 16th Yakima, Washington 98902
Lark Books: 500 Handmade Books, Vol 2.
The Falcon has been featured in Lark Book’s 500 Handmade Books, Vol 2, juried by Julie Chen, page 214
Crafthaus Home Page Feature
Russian Filigree Demo
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.
61 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970| 978-745-9500 | pem.org
Feature in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Intermingled I is featured in the May/June edition of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine for the magazines 65th anniversary, page 21 of the Anniversary Gallery.
Ganoksin interview with Victoria Lansford
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…