Inspiration

A Closer Look
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A Closer Look

Last workshop for 2021 This is a great opportunity to prepare for my Eastern Repousse Ring & Bracelet Online Workshop coming in 2022. Watch this 1 min video and discover just how cool getting relief can be. Eastern Chasing and Repoussé with Victoria Lansford (online), hosted by Metalwerx Tues/Fri, October 12 -29, 2021 from 1pm…

Join Me Live on Instagram @snagmetalsmith this Wednesday @6pm EDT
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Join Me Live on Instagram @snagmetalsmith this Wednesday @6pm EDT

I’ll be the Society of North American Goldsmith’s “Monday Member” featured artist – yes, on Wednesday! On @snagmetalsmith (not my IG account, theirs). September 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time Ok, so here’s the big secret, the one only you, my dear readers get to find out about. Ready? Sitting down? Ok, here goes….

Avoiding Arrogance – Human or Canine
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Avoiding Arrogance – Human or Canine

The Arrogance of Perfection Supposedly this week I’m on staycaytion, but that didn’t keep me from digging into the newest installment in my severe case of Shiny Online Workshop Syndrome. I’m two-thirds of the way through an 8-week course on Persian Illuminate Carpet Pages from the Timurid period. This week I’m working my way through…

Passion Process
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Passion Process

In contemporary critical art-speak circles, it’s quite fashionable to talk about whether an artist’s work is concept driven or process driven. Concept driven work refers to artists who start with an idea concerning meaning and everything else follows: design, medium, process, technique, etc are secondary. Process driven refers to artists whose work is led by…