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1987 SNAG Conference Review

What if They Gave a Conference and Nobody Came? In this article, Donald Friedlich offers his insight and review the 1987 SNAG Conference. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Despite an exciting program, this year’s annual conference of the…

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Bettina Dittlmann: Power of Subtlety

At Rhode Island School of Design’s recent exhibitions of work by graduates of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, objects by Bettina Dittlmann were noteworthy. While the jewelry of the other artists primarily commented sarcastically or ironically…

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Small Degree of Validity

Since the postwar emergence of contemporary metalsmithing and jewelry-making in North America there has generally been a distinction drawn between objects made by academic university faculty and those made by artists in the commercial…

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Studio Visit – Fred Fenster

With barely a square inch unoccupied, Fensters studio is tightly
packed into that basement space. The setup reflects the breadth of
his love affair with metal, with areas designated for spinning and
other lathe work, forming,…

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Studio Visit – Metalpeople

Artist’s with shared sensibilities and needs often come together to form co-operative studios in order to reduce overhead, share equipment, and develop a greater sense of community. In 1989, with these goals in mind, Paulette Werger, Lynn…