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Teaching, Hiking, and Travel in England

Posted by Marlene on June 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Short Link
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In 2014 I was elated to receive an invitation to teach a jewelry-making class at West Dean College in southeast England and immediately began making plans. I launched my own personal “crowdfunding” campaign to help finance this adventure and was humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response. Teaching at West Dean was a dream and I want to thank my friends and supporters […]

Organizing a New Studio

Posted on May 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | Short Link
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It is a gorgeous morning here in Eastern North Carolina and I am loving my new studio space which I am still in the process of organizing.  Most important to me is keeping tools accessible and one of my favorite new organizers isn’t new at all – it is an antique milk crate turned upside […]

ECU Metals Symposium – Merging Methods

Posted on January 8, 2012 in Lectures, Teaching | Short Link
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This weekend I will be a presenter and lead a couple of workshops at ECU’s Metals Symposium in Greenville, NC. I am really looking forward to returning to ECU and sharing inspirations, working methods and ways to create opportunities where you may least expect to find them.

Jewelry Enshrined: Sculptural Homes for Wearable Art

Posted on July 16, 2011 in Teaching | Short Link
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Teaching at Haystack July 31 – August 12! I am super excited to be teaching for the first time at Haystack, and in this class students will create jewelry and a shrine/display infused with personal meaning.  The shrine will serve as a home for the jewelry to reside in while not being worn.  I expect […]

Tin: The Element of Surprise

Posted on November 23, 2010 in Exhibitions | Short Link
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This past September I currated a show, ‘Tin: The Element of Surprise’ for the Edwardsville Art Center.   As the name suggests, the unifying element connecting the artists in the show is the use of repurposed tin cans in their work.  This was an exciting project for me because ever since I laid eyes on […]

It’s been a busy summer!

Posted on November 3, 2010 in Uncategorized | Short Link
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Fall is here and lots has occurred since I last blogged in June while teaching at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.   What transpired after Arrowmont has been a full and fabulous summer that included  teaching for two and a half weeks at Penland School of Crafts, a couple of weeks in San Antonio, […]

Arrowmont – Jewelry Enshrined

Posted on June 14, 2010 in Teaching | Short Link
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Class is off to a great start here at Arrowmont.  Students began learning to work with tin by altering their name tags.  Tomorrow they will begin making their own personal shrines designed to contain jewelry  made to commemorate or memorialize a specific memory, person, object or event. www.arrowmont.org

Color on Metal at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Posted on June 4, 2010 in Teaching | Short Link
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Color is the topic of this class and students are learning to use tin cans, found objects, enamel and prismacolor as materials to bring color and narrative to their jewelry.  The goal of their initial project was learning to work with used tin cans and to investigate the possibilities of creating jewelry with this material.  […]

Color on Metal

Posted on May 26, 2010 in Teaching | Short Link
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Beginning May 24, I will be at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville teaching the summer session metals class until June 11.  We will address surface and color and in addition to working with found color sources such as tin and found objects, we will use enamel, prismacolor and image transfer. Tomorrow we will be joined in […]

Hair Art and Rememberance in the 19th Century

Posted on May 16, 2010 in Lectures | Short Link
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Victorian hair brooch with table worked open frame and palette worked woven hair center set in yellow gold filled

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