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Susan Kingsley

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A Feminist Perspective

A taboo was broken when the word ”feminist” was used in the review of “Form Beyond Function” in Metalsmith (Spring 1987). In the context of craft, the word “feminist” has been avoided more than any other “f”…

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Cultural Myths Defining Jewelry

A woman’s job evaluation included the observation that she showed unmistakable signs of penis envy. “The unmistakable signs were. . . her dangling earrings. Why would a woman wear jewelry that dangles if she did not envy the one…

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Hydraulic Die Forming for the Artist/Metalsmith

Hydraulic die forming is a process which hasn’t received a lot of press. Perhaps its usefulness seems limited to mass production, and it sounds as if you need to divert rivers to do it. This article is intended to clear up a few misconceptions…

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The Price of Gold

While gold’s mystique is indisputable, we must resist being so entranced by its luster that we fail to recognize and consider the realities of gold at the beginning of the twenty first century. The ecologic, economic, social, and political…

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