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Tanzanian Burma Ruby

…mining in search of zircon in Naende, near Chala in the Nkasi district. Suddenly I found two pieces of a gemstone which I didn’t know. So I decided to send…

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The Law and the Art of the Goldsmith

Those in search of innovative, youthful jewelry design in France have to search long and hard. A vibrant jewelry-designing scene appears to be lacking in the country of connoisseurs and…

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Risk and Reverence

…or they may seek to amplify traditional means in a contemporary context for the same purpose. The search for personal creative discovery and aesthetic social engagement is, at times, a…

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Metalsmith ’85 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

…show Christopher Ellison, seems to be a metalsmith in search of a direction. Within the confines of this exhibition he has chosen to display 1950s-style tables, functional vessels, an oriental-style…

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The Future of American Crafts

searchers—who had converged at Penland from all over the country. Many, including myself, were attracted by curiosity. There also were hopes that, through our collective presence, some issues might be…

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CAD 3D Mesh Models

…for a fee; however, a determined search can often turn up a useful model that can be downloaded free of charge. Many of these artists have made their creations widely…

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Next Generation Metal Trends

…since 2007, and is expected to reach 97.9 million ounces this year. The CPM Group is a commodities re-search, consulting, financial advisory, asset management, and commodities management firm based in…

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The Different Kinds of Cultured Pearls

…are available at auctions. Other exotic and rare pearls are formed in abalone and conch shells. If you would like to look at these pearls, you may have to search

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The School for American Craftsmen (SAC)

…but to search for the meaning of the forms which were being made. Not everyone was as pleased with Morton’s performance as Pearson and at the end of the academic…

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The Life Works of Carl Jennings

…father worked as a smith at various coal mines in and around the area of West Frankfurt, Illinois. When Carl’s mother died he moved the family west in search of…

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Conversations on Technology

…an esthetic concern. Human beings seem to crave visual stimulation and visual satisfaction. Repetition is perceived with lack of interest. We’ve developed in a search for kitsch or a search

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Burma Drug and Gem Smuggling

…Project MK-ULTRA, which involved CIA-sponsored testing of drugs such as LSD on unsuspecting patients in a search for mind-control agents ( Lee & Shlain, 1985 ) CIA-asset takeover of French…

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Lin Stanionis: Chalices for Transubstanian

…a vehicle for this search, she has produced a series of liqueur cups, whose symbolic potential is carried forth in a personally constructed narrative. This work speaks of the luxury…

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Metalsmith ’89 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

…They are studies in succinctness, the Zen search for the “rightness” of each element. Compared to the familiar Laskin surface, the color is unusually simple and opaque. It is the…

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Isabelle Schwarzer and Daniel Gunther

…a small oven received in the last year, but we cannot use it, unfortunately because of our small apartment. We are always on the search for advantageous and quicker alternatives,…

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Metalsmith ’98 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

…cartoon-like grotesques holding a candle aloft. The display set, a classical Greek motif, suggests Diogenes in search of the proverbial honest man; the title proposes the nameless figure who would…

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The Limbic System Part 1

search for new stimuli: speed, vacations, movies and design. Shopping in your company and its high-quality ambience stimulates buyers, gives them recognition, appreciation, enhancement and superiority. In other communities, risk,……

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Mesh Plique a Jour Technique

…obstacle in my search; on the contrary. Due to this fact I thought about making lamps since the light is indispensable for the success of the technique. Photos 2 and…

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Emmy Van Leersum: Lines and Patterns

…opportunity to present “cubical, wearable objects and objects with light” and also “experimental clothing, multiples and graphic art that spoke of a certain mentality.” One searched for a way of…