Month: April 2013

Member Achievements – April 2013

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

Hilary Sanders is a recipient of the 2013 Windgate Fellowship awarded by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Student Design Competition Awards

Rings Category – 2nd place Shiying Gao

Brooches Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 3rd place So Young Kim

Necklace Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 2nd place Corrina Goutos

Bracelets Category – 2nd place Christina Lu

Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin

Creative Side is featured at the Austin – Bergstrom International Airport. Work by CSJA staff and students, including SNAG member Terry Fromm, will be on view in the terminal until July 10th.

Aaron Faber Gallery

SNAG members Peter Schmid of Atelier Zobel and Michael Good are featured in an exhibition titled Dramatic Jewelry: The Five Masters. The exhibition opens May 9th and is on view through the month at Aaron Faber Gallery. Peter will also be featured at a Cocktail Reception on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 5-7:30 pm. Michael will be featured at an afternoon lecture event on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2-5 pm.

In Remembrance: Florence Resnikoff

Jeweler, sculptor, and teacher, Florence Resnikoff, passed away in early April. Born in 1920, Resnikoff began exploring jewelry and enameling through adult education courses while working as a registered medical technician in Chicago in the 1940s. After moving to Palo Alto in the early ‘50s, her work grew in leaps and bounds. Resnikoff met Margaret de Patta through the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, who became a significant influence in her work. She returned to school, receiving her BFA in Sculpture from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and an MFA in Art from San Jose State University. She also furthered her studies at the Royal College of Art, and with Stanley Lechtzin at Tyler School of Art.

Technical Article: “Trabson Kazazlik Jewelry” by Umut Demirgüç Thurman

Kazazlık, (also known as “Kazaziye” or “Kazaz”), is one of the rare and rapidly disappearing handcrafts of Turkey. Trabzon, a city in the Black Sea region of Turkey, is the only place in Turkey which produces kazazlık. The word, “kazaz” means, the person who produces and/or sells silk yarns. Kazazlık is a weaving technique that uses 0.08 or 0.09 millimeter (approximately the thickness of a hair) pure gold or pure silver wire wrapped around either silk or nylon threads. This silver or gold wire becomes very strong and flexible so that it can be woven without breaking. Generally, three different thicknesses are used to make jewelry: Thin for making chains, medium thickness for earrings, and thick for pendants and bracelets. The overall thickness of these wrapped wires are between 0.3mm to 0.5mm.

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