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Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser

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Mac McCall: Wizard of Ambiguity

Mac McCall is a Western shaman, or, as Elizabeth Sasser claims, a wizard of ambiguity. In this focus, she offers an inside look at the workings of his current jewelry, which, in many ways, forms a mythic narrative drawn from…

Recent Sightings: Metal Book Art

This article series from Metalsmith Magazine is named “Recent Sightings” and here Bruce Metcalf talks about art, craftmanship, design, the artists, and techniques. For this 1989 Spring issue, he talks about working with metalwork book art. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When “collectors” bookstores are visited…

Exhibition in Print: Metalsmiths Win The West

Our “notice” calling all metalsmiths guilty of western influences to turn in photographs of their work may have led some notorious and “wanted” characters to flee the limelight, but many bravely complied. This “exhibition in print,” based on western themes,…

Leslie Leupp: Exploring the Possibilities

A year before the first appearance of the Memphis collection at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1981, Leslie Leupp was collecting materials from hardware stores and welding shops for a series of bracelets. Of this period he says, “I wanted…

Doneghy Collection of Southwest Indian Silver

At a time when the country is still reeling from the vogue for Indian jewelry displayed around the necks of rock stars, like the chains of the Lord Mayor, and on the blue jean shirts of admirers of “the Santa…

Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Metalwork

Quoting the scholar, Nyozekan Hasegawa, Masataka Ogawa Calls Japan the country of “the culture of hands.” Over the centuries, no hands have been stronger or more skillful in carrying on the traditions of distinguished craftsmanship than those of the Japanese…