Monday, February 16, 2009

Good Websites

Biba Schutz's site has easy navigation. The website is clear, and the design looks nice.

Lynette Andreasen has a blog at blogger. I think she does a good job of making it her own. She work is the first thing you see when you go to her blog and it's a good picture and it makes me want to see more.

Margaux Lange's site is visually pleasing and easy to navigate. I think easy naviagtion is really important. The different sections are clearly listed nad she also has a large photo of her work so you know right away if you want to see more. You don't have to search just to get an idea.

Kate Cusack has a very clean site. Once again, easy to navigate. Clean, clear, effective.

I go to Design*Sponge a lot. There's a lot of caetgories on the side, mak ing it easy to navigate through past entries. The overall design is reminecent of an office desk. I like to think its representative of her actual desk.

This is one of the alumni's, Eliza Mundy, website. There are three links at the top, all of which navigate away from the site. I think its good that she has this front page to connect her different links. It showcases her work well and the overall design is very cohesive and matches her work. I think its a really good front page.

Diem Chau's website is very clear. All the links are at the top. There is an image to focus on. You know what you're getting form the first page.

Melissa Huff

I think Melissa Huff uses elctroforming in a neat way. She eletroforms in a way to create recesses in the form, and then enamels flush with the high area to create a champleve surface. Neat idea, and cool piece.

Sarah Obrecht

I found Sarah Obrecht in Maria Phillips section in the Pendland Book of Jewelry. Very lovely work. I don't know that all of the images here are of electroformed peices, but I picked ones taht might be and that I like either way. The above image is electroformed.

She uses a lot of polymer clay to provide color to her work.

I think the one above mioght be electroforme,d but its not listed as such. The detail shot below makes me think it is.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Electroformed Work

This is a piece by Valerie Mitchell that is electroformed and enameled.
This is a electroformed peice by Shana Kroiz, who teaches over at MICA.

I actually had trouble finding electroformed work from artists oevr than the ones Jan mentioned. But here's a few of the artists taht she mentioned that I really liked.

The next two pieces are June Schwarcz. I can see exactly what Jan was talking about with the nodules, but I think she uses them in a really interesting raw looking way.

This is a piece by Dennis Nahabetian. He creates form out of copper mesh and electroforms it for stability. They're beautiful.

Maria Phillips' electroformed and enameled pieces. So cool.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thesis Work

This weekend Karen and I pulled out the light box, and with the help of Nick, we took some preliminary photos. The light box is awesome. It was really neat to see how even the light came out and try it out. These pieces weren't quite done, but it's nice to have these progress shots. I'm really happy with these.

Trying out the light box turned out to be good for another reason. The ridiculousness that is this light box continues because one of the light fixtures is in European voltage. It's uh...being handled.