Monday, January 31, 2011

RAW 2011

Welcome to RAW 2011!
This is a more sedate version of the insanity born from RAD (Ring a Day).  The idea is to embark on a personal journey of creativity, by creating one ring a week, for an entire year. Finished results are posted to the flikr group, which now boasts over 140 members. I am five weeks in and here are my finished pieces, so far:

Right now, I am teaching myself how to set stones. I have never worked with stones before, and am enjoying the challenge very much, getting out of the production mode for a change.   Beware, though, buying stones from Etsy stores is extremely addictive!  Here are some of my favorite sources for buying stones on Etsy:

2011 Annual Massart Auction

Every Spring, Massart (Massachusetts College of Art and Design) showcases artists both established and new in their annual auction. The auction draws from a juried pool of current students, staff, faculty, alumni, and well-known artists from across the country. It is the largest fundraiser for the country's only state college dedicated exclusively to the fine arts. I am a proud member of Massart's alumni, and am happy to report that the jury accepted a piece for the auction!

Petal Bracelet, 1.5" x 1.5" x 8", sterling silver, $750.00

2011 Massart Spring Auction
Auction Preview Reception: Wednesday March 30
Live and Silent Auction:  Saturday April 9th
Paine and Bakalar Galleries,
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA