Month: July 2012

“Firescale: The Chameleon Effect on Sterling Silver”

Martin Ebbers, alias Martinus, began his formal apprenticeship to become a goldsmith at the age of 15. He achieved his Master Goldsmith Degree and Teaching Certification through studies at the Institute of Goldsmith Arts in Hanau, Germany in 1980. To date Martinus has spent 38 years at the work bench. Martinus always carried some unresolved questions on metallurgy. His curiosity has recently led to fascinating new discoveries.

Member Achievements – August 2012

Jim Cohen has assumed the presidency of the American Guild of Judaic Art (AGJA). AGJA is a multinational organization of over 130 members dedicated to celebrating the diversity of Judaic art around the world and connecting with those who create…

In Remembrance: Harold B. “Bill” Helwig

Written by Harold Nelson, provided courtesy of the Enamel Arts Foundation Harold B. “Bill” Helwig (1938–2012), a masterful artist and widely respected educator, passed away in Newport, Kentucky on July 12, 2012.  Best known for his extraordinarily well-crafted enamels done…

In Remembrance: merry renk

Written by Baunnie Sea and Jennifer Cross Gans merry renk was born in New Jersey in 1921. While in high school she attended Fine Art classes at the School of Industrial Arts in Trenton, NJ. She attended the Institute of…

Educational Endowment and Hoover & Strong Scholarships 2012

SNAG is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Educational Endowment Scholarships and the Hoover & Strong Scholarship chosen by jurors Michael Gayk, Katie Macdonald, Brad Nichols, and Cary Stefani. From 62 applications this year representing trade school, undergraduate and graduate students, the jurors selected four recipients.

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