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Akiko Busch

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Architectural Hardware Today

Some 20 years ago, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London sponsored “Towards a New Iron Age, “aninternational exhibition of contemporary wrought ironwork. The thesis of the exhibit was that while ornamental ironwork “had remained in the…

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Deborah Aguado: Use of Image and Enigma in Jewelry

Stone, metal and space compose the careful balance in Deborah Aguado’s work. Her first geometric formalisms constructed in metal were developed in 1973 when she participated in a goldsmithing seminar at the Akademie für Bildende…

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Production Jewelers: Design & Industrial Techniques

This is the second in a series of articles about production jewelers. This installment concentrates on design versus saleability, the incorporation of industrial techniques in a line of jewelry and preparation for running a small business.…

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Production Jewelers: Design, Marketing and Business

This is the fourth in a series of articles from Metalsmith about production jewelers: design, marketing and business. ************************* Business Name: Diana Vincent Co., Bucks County, Pennsylvania Designers: Diana Chrambanis…

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Production Jewelers: How They Survive

From time to time, Metalsmith will locus a series of articles on a particular aspect of jewelers. Beginning in this issue we take a look at production jewelers: breaking into the field, creating and marketing a line and running the business.…

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Production Jewelers: Marketing Production

This is the third in a series of articles from Metalsmith about production jewelers. This installment concentrates on marketing production work. ************************* Because production line jewelry provides a feasible means of…

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The Art and Industry of Metal Furniture

In recent years, the design of furniture has invited experimentation by practitioners in a wide range of artistic disciplines. While a handful of architects has always designed the furniture and furnishings for their buildings, the practice…

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The Next Step for Independent Business Development

The following interview between Akiko Busch and Etienne Perret and Michael Good was held as a result of the business panel on which Perret and Good sat at the Society of North American Goldsmith’s conference last June. Their subsequent…

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