Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hello All

Its a new class!!!! Well I thought I would start by saying welcome back. I am excited for this class. We have a bunch of new projects and demos etc. Don't forget if you need a copy of the syllabus it is up on blackboard. Here are just a few important dates to remember.

September 7 Labor Day – No Classes
September 18 Rosh Hashanah (No classes)
September 28 Yom Kippur begins. (No classes)
November 6 Last day for course withdrawal
November 17 No Tuesday classes. Friday classes meet this day.
Nov25 - 27 Thanksgiving Recess - no classes. Classes resume at 8 a.m. on Monday,
November 30 Graduation Applications for May 2010 due to Registrar’s Office, HAB 19
November 30 Undergraduates: Last day to withdraw from College without failing grades
December 7 Last day of classes.

Hope everyone had a great summer!!! -Arthur

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

rubber mold making handouts

Here are the handouts for class today. The end it near only one day of class left. -Arthur

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I have a few more of these that I will post soon. -Arthur

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Helen Shirk
Helen makes vessels and other large sculptural forms onto which she directly applies the color. Obvious references to nature take advantage of the richness of color created with the Prismacolor. Notice the more textural aspect to the copper, which aids in grounding the color. Shirk teaches at San Diego State University.

Deb Karash
Her work resembles the ways in which many enamelists work. She works on an often flatter surface, applying images to the surface. She then makes a setting to hold the prismacolored piece.

Okay, okay... this isn't on metal, it's on shrinky-dinks. But it's using Prismacolor, and it's so saturated and fun.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

stuff to look at

I took a trip to New Jersey over the weekend for some family stuff but I stopped by Gallery Loupe and the Design within Reach store.



Friday, October 10, 2008

Die Forming

Hey all. I'll be helping Arthur with the blog some, so I just wanted to say hi. Hi!

Anyways, here's some examples of die formed work. Hope it helps get the brain juices moving. Enjoy.

Shana Kroiz-

She's got fun funky forms and bright colors. Check out her work, straight out of Baltimore. I like how she combines the die forming with other techniques to transform the die formed metal. Look at page 4 of the gallery for a couple sweeeeet boxes, including the one below.

This is a cool way of working with the die form, just making one relief image then working around it to create other relationships.

Allyson Bone-

She's got some really sweet pieces that definitely are related to a lot of the skills Arthur is showing in this class. Go check out her website for sure. This whale is nice- you can tell there's some sort of roll printed texture on its body, similar to the idea of the hammered peanut from class. I also like how there's hidden flowers underneath. Go to the website to see the finished piece.

David Anderson- The Fancy Flask!
This is a fairly straight forward form, but with a little decoration and nice lid.... tadaa! Fancy Flask. I like how the edge is kept from the original sheet. It probably helps too in getting the two sides to line up exactly.

Lynette Andreason

Lynette's a second year grad at Arizona State. With a recent show at Mobilia Gallery in Boston, and such beautiful, engaging work, she is someone to keep your eyes on. Go to her website and explore, there's some interesting things there.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

samples samples samples

So here are some things I need from you guys in addition to your shakers.

I would like four objects/samples:

- one cube that is at least 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" with at least one patterned side
- one sphere of any size larger than 1/2" in diameter
- one other object of your choice (can be derived from a sphere or cube, think faceted stone
shape we looked at in class).
- one object/container that has a lid (we will demo multiple lids in class soon, friction fit,
hinged, clasp, chained...etc etc)

These will be due October 29th.