Its been some time since my last post but I figured that I could recap on some of the stuff that went on at the end of the semester and my winter break plans.
Construction and Fabrication- Design a kit in which you could use or wear.
I constructed a tea kit that consisted of a teacup and tealeaf infuser. The infuser can be worn as a ring while stirring in the leaves. It is made out of silver and contains a variation on a ball clasp. The cup has design details similar to the infuser and made of copper.
Form- While using the words contain, convey, converge create a form or jewelry that represents one or more of the words. I used the words converge and contain.
I formed two objects using prior techniques of raising, sinking, anticlastic and synclastic. The smaller form fits the curves of the larger object. This project was a challenge in that I was never completely satisfied with the fit of the two objects and could have gone on for days forming to the perfect fit.
Basic Photography- Creative assignment of anything. Set of 7 related prints on anything we found inspiring.
I chose to take photos of my Thanksgiving holiday food dishes. I tried to capture simple moments and make them larger than life.
Metals Department Holiday Party:
The holiday party was a few weekends ago but I had a blast spending time with some of my classmates. It was a nice change to see everyone including my professors outside of the studio and at a social event. There was a ton of food and a lot of different options. I tried some new things as well. The best part of the evening was Secret Santa. Everyone was super excited and gathered in a mob around the Christmas tree. I had one of my friends whose jewelers bench is right next to mine and I made her an enameled pendant. One of the MFA students had me and I received a beautiful set of silver earrings.
As usually was spent at my house with all my family while eating wonderful food made by my mom. I received many wonderful gifts including shoes, bags, notebooks, a sweater, and gift certificates. I gave my mom a one of a kind pendant I had enameled a few days earlier.
2012 and Beyond:
I will be spending my second day of 2012 on a plane to LONDON! Earlier in the semester I applied to the study abroad program, London Art Seminar. A group of about 15 students spend two weeks in London taking in the art and culture. I was lucky enough to be accepted and cannot wait! I started reading my travel books and received pounds (England’s currency) for Christmas. With the ending of school it is finally setting in that I am actually going. I leave at 9:05 pm on January 2nd and return in the evening of January 17. It will be my first time on a plane so I am a little bit nervous. I also looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone! Wish me luck!
Happy New Years! See you in 2012….across the sea!