Member Achievements – February 2013

February 4, 2013

John Jensen knoves

Anne Havel
Anne Havel is a finalist for the Niche Awards in the medium of Metal-Enameled for her piece “State of the Earth Series:  From Above, This is What I See.”  Additionally, Anne was one of three artists featured in the article “Enameling with Fire” in the November 2012 issue of Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist.

Anne will be teaching torch-fired enameling at Jewelry Studies International in Austin, TX from April 15-19, 2013 and at Genevieve Flynn Studios in Kansas city, MO from June 14-16, 2013.  She will also be teaching “How to Know What to Charge for Your Work” at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers’ (ISGB) annual conference in Rochester, NY on July 24 & 25, 2013.

Kaminer Haislip

Kaminer Haislip was recently honored with the “Made in the South Award” in the Home category by Garden & Gun magazine.  Visit for the details.  For the published article, see the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Garden & Gun magazine.

Joe Silvera

Joe Silvera was recently featured in two episodes of Beads, Baubles and Jewels a fraft show on PBS.  Episode 1711: Making Connections aired January 10, 2013 and Episode 1712: Creative Textures aired January 17, 2013.

John Lewis Jensen

One of John’s Art-Knives has been selected for inclusion in the Mesa Art Museum’s 34th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition.  This is a highly competitive juried exhibition with only 47 pieces selected from a total of 275 submissions.  The Mesa Art Center Museum of Art is located at One East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201.

Ivan Barnet – Patina Gallery Director

An interview with Ivan Barnett by the Senior Associate Editor has been included in the Harvard Business Review. In the interview, Ivan discusses his views on business, leadership and how he applies principles gleaned from HBR to guide Patina’s success.

You can read the interview here.

Melody Armstrong

Melody Armstrong’s recent accomplishments include being selected for the “Prairie Excellence: The Today and Tomorrow of Prairie Craft” exhibition, being published in “Art Jewelry Today 2” by Schiffer Books, “Art Jewelry Today 3” by Schiffer Books, “Anodized!” by Lark Books, “New Rings” by Nicolas Estrada, and receiving an “Independent Artists Grant” from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Nena Potts

Nena Potts’ neckpiece “Roman Crown” composed of 125 enameled leaf components was chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Saul Bell Design Competition enameling category.  Winners will be announced in February.

John Lunn

John Lunn has been awarded the CRAFTHAUS 2013 scholarship award.  The award includes a blog group space on the Crafthaus website where John will explore multi-disciplined artists and how artists can converge skills and talents.  The blog will be called “Tapestry of Talents: Bringing Your Whole Voice to Your Craft” and will begin in April.

In addition, John’s flute “The Dryad’s Kiss” is a finalist in the 2013 SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD in the holloware category.  The winners will be announced in March.

Joe Diemer

Two of Joe Diemer’s pieces are finalists for the 2013 Niche awards.  The winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 16th in Philadelphia.

Claudio Pino

Inox Reverie, Claudio Pino’s new ring, was selected for FERROUS International Juried Exhibition at Velvet da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus, the beauty cover 2013 in the FLARE Magazine, and the article in the VJ Jewellery Vicenza Managazine, Italia.

Jaydan Moore

Jaydan Moore was recently featured on Houston PBS’ new local arts show, Arts InSight, hosted by Ernie Manouse. Ernie visited both the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Jaydan’s studio to learn about Moore’s practice of fabricating new commemorative objects from found sliver-plated tableware and heirlooms.  The show aired January 17th.

Rebecca Rose

It has been recently announced that Rebecca Rose is the 2013 SNAG/crafthaus scholarship recipient.  With this scholarship, Rebecca receives free conference registration to the SNAG conference in Toronto, one-year complimentary memberships in SNAG and crafthaus, and prominent blogspace on crafthaus for one year.

Throughout the year Rebecca’s blog topics will cover “Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately” and she will discuss new trends in the crossover movement between the Fine/Applied Arts.  Rebecca’s blog kicks off with coverage of speeches, panels and exhibitions during the SNAG Conference.

Sharon Church

Sharon Church is an American Craft Council Award Winner and had a piece titled “Commemorative Medal for a Bleeding Heart” featured on the cover of the October/November 2012 issue of American Craft.




Michael Good, Iris Bodemer, Denise Betesh, Pamela Argentieri, Jun Suk Min, Kevin O’Dwyer, Charles Lewton-Brain, Lola Brooks and Megan Auman were featured in Volume 33 No. 1 of Metalsmith.


Marina Babic, Maja Zalewska were featured in the March 2013 issue of Studio.

Art Jewelry Magazine

Melody Armstrong was featured in the cover story “How to Build a Gear Neckpiece” in the January 2013 issue of Art Jewelry Magazine.


Elizabeth Garvin was featured in the February 2013 issue of MJSA.

Aleksandra Vali was featured in the December 2012 issue of MJSA.


Yvonne Markowitz, Debra Lynn Gold, Mary Donald and Bill Seeley were featured in Volume 35 No. 5 of Ornament.

Arline Fisch, Myung Urso, John Iversen, Lilly Fitzgerald, Barbara Heinrich, Thomas Mann, Keiko Mita, Judith Kaufman, Judith Kinghorn, Jeannine Falino, Jennifer Park, Marina Babic, Steve Midgett, Brian Quigley and Ashley Buchanan were featured in Volume 36 No. 1 of Ornament.

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Naomi Sarha, Helen Driggs, Namu Cho, Claudio Pino, Alan Revere, Karen McCreary and Melissa Cameron were featured in the March 2013 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Christine Davis, Michael Good and Harold O’Connor were featured in the January 2013 Issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Marcus Synnot, Anne Havel, Helen Driggs, Risa Tanaka, Helen Blythe-Hart, Victoria Lansford and Nanz Aalund were featured in the November 2012 Issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

American Style

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of American Style.

The Crafts Report

Elizabeth Garvin was featured in the January 2013 issue of The Crafts Report.

The Anvil’s Ring

Patrick J. Quinn and  Bill Price were featured in The Anvil’s Ring Volume 40 – Number 4, Fall 2012.

American Craft

Evan Chambers, Beth Polman and Christine Terrell were featured in the February/March 2013 issue of American Craft.

Erik Bogner was featured in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of American Craft.

Keith Lewis, Jason York, John Liston, Emiko Oye and Brandon Holschuh were featured in the October/November 2012 issue of American Craft.

The 40 Under 40 exhibit, featured in the October/Novmember 2012 issue of American Craft, includes Vivian Beer, Melanie Bilenker, Gabriel Craig, Joshua DeMonte, Jennifer Crupi, Nick Dong, Sergey Jivetin and Lauren Kalman.



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