Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pro Bono Jeweler

I have been following the blog of metalsmith Gabriel Craig for some time. He has been thinking very deeply about the world of craft and the handmade and how it fits into our contemporary life.

He never mentioned this project on the blog, but I was delighted to read this article in American Craft. Love the idea. I get some very strange questions about how my work is made, and it is true that in our society the connection to hand work has been lost to the point that many cannot even fathom how pieces of metal are alloyed, formed into sheet and wire, manipulated into various shapes, joined by heat, and finished through texture or polishing.

Bravo to you Gabriel!

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