Cerdeira Village, Portugal
       
     
Cerdeira Village Artist Residency
       
     
Cerdeira Village Residency
       
     
Alchemist Picnic
       
     
Keystone Metals Forum
       
     
Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College
       
     
Forged in Metal
       
     
Forged in Metal
       
     
Casting Class at SCC
       
     
At Touchstone
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking: A Cross-cultural Exchange
       
     
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Metalsmiths Linking- opening toast
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking- presentation
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking
       
     
JJDA Exhibition
       
     
JJDA
       
     
Cerdeira Village, Portugal
       
     
Cerdeira Village, Portugal

In 2016 I was invited to spend two weeks as an artist in residence.  This overlapped the summer arts festival during which I demonstrated and exhibited my artwork.

The village is an amazing place.  The buildings have been restored to near historical accuracy on the outside, with completely contemporary technology and architecture on the inside.  It is a perfect balance of harmony with its surroundings.  My favorite part of the day was going up to the natural spring gushing from the mountainside and filling the water bottles for us.

Cerdeira Village Artist Residency
       
     
Cerdeira Village Artist Residency

2016 residency at Cerdeira Village in Portugal

Cerdeira Village Residency
       
     
Cerdeira Village Residency

2016

Artwork inspired by the rock wall construction of the three hundred year old village. Using pre-powder coated sheets of copper and cold connecting them to create a brooch.

Alchemist Picnic
       
     
Alchemist Picnic

Weekend event that brought together metalsmiths and designers from several states. 

Touchstone Center for Craft

Keystone Metals Forum
       
     
Keystone Metals Forum

Demonstrating hollow construction during the first Keystone Metals Forum. 2014

Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College
       
     
Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College

Demonstrating techniques at Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College in Tokyo, Japan. 2012
 

Forged in Metal
       
     
Forged in Metal

At the opening of Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shisyou, Mentee/Mentor, October 4, 2012.

Jim Bové, Reneé Zettle-Sterling, Natsuko Kawabata, Yoshinori Tsukudate

Forged in Metal
       
     
Forged in Metal

Yoshinori Tsukudate Demonstrating traditional Japanese metalsmithing techniques during the workshops held as part of Forged in Metal at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Casting Class at SCC
       
     
Casting Class at SCC

Teaching an intensive two-day casting class at the wonderful Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.

At Touchstone
       
     
At Touchstone

Matt was a great help to me during our week-long lost wax casting class at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, PA.

Metalsmiths Linking: A Cross-cultural Exchange
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking: A Cross-cultural Exchange

Setting up the show at Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College.

2007

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Metalsmiths Linking- opening toast
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking- opening toast

In 2005 I visited Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College while in Japan.  The following year I proposed an exhibition of cutting edge American metals artists to be shown. In 2007, the exhibition, with lectures and workshops proceeded.  It was an immense success.

Metalsmiths Linking- presentation
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking- presentation

Presenting examples of American artwork trends in jewelry and metals in Tokyo, Japan. 2007
 

Metalsmiths Linking
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking

Students with their copies of Metalsmith magazine.  The Society of North American Goldsmiths generously sent over several boxes of their publication as gifts tot he school and the students.

Metalsmiths Linking
       
     
Metalsmiths Linking

Demonstrating hollow construction techniques in Japan.

JJDA Exhibition
       
     
JJDA Exhibition

I arranged and organized the exhibition of seventy-five member's artworks from the Japan Jewelery Design Association to be shown at the Amory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.  This was the first time such a massive exhibition of contemporary Japanese artwork has been shown in the United States. 2009

JJDA
       
     
JJDA

A toast to the amazing artists who contributed to the great exhibition of Japanese jewelry at the Armory Art Center. 2009