Texture really is my thing. Lately I've been playing a lot with metal corrugation, especially mixed with foldforming. These copper earrings are corrugated and then folded/compressed up the middle. They are about 1.75" long, and super light (about half the weight of a penny) but also rigid and strong because of the folds.
I know some of you are fellow metalsmiths, so time out for a little shop talk. The following notice is posted for my good friend Rhoda Weber Mack of Center for Metal Arts in Florida, NY.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Lewton-Brain Foldform Award
The inaugural juried competition with 3 awards and some fine prizes.
DEADLINE! June 30! No exceptions! Take your pics now!
What to send:
1. Send images of up to three entries of foldform pieces in jpg format, maximum 300 dpi to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You may include up to two jpg images of each piece so the judges can see more than one view.
3. Title your image files with the name of the piece (i.e. Birdsnest 1, Birdsnest 2) but do not include your name anywhere in these files.
4. Attach IN THE SAME EMAIL a word file with your name, email, phone, address, the photo file names, and a sentence or two about the piece. Send as a word doc file. No docx, or pdf, sorry.
1. The piece must be your own work (although other materials, i.e. findings etc may be incorporated into the piece). The foldform may incorporate found objects and purchased objects, if they further develop the folded form.
2. Judging will be based on excellence in execution, originality, and/or innovative development of a foldform family. These are awards for the well-executed work, the beautiful form, or the fresh idea that earns an appreciative nod of “Well-done work”.
3. Winners to be named on August 6, 2012 at the Fifth Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference, Center for Metal Arts in Florida NY, and online at http://www.centerformetalarts.com/blog and Facebook/Center for Metal Arts.
4. The entry may be either a folded form or a fully finished work, although a fully realized piece may have more wow power. Your call.
To be announced, but we think you’ll like them. A lot.
http://centerformetalarts.com/ (click Upcoming Seminars and scroll down)