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.
2016 residency at Cerdeira Village in Portugal
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.
Weekend event that brought together metalsmiths and designers from several states.
Touchstone Center for Craft
Demonstrating hollow construction during the first Keystone Metals Forum. 2014
Demonstrating techniques at Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College in Tokyo, Japan. 2012
At the opening of Forged in Metal: Deshi/Shisyou, Mentee/Mentor, October 4, 2012.
Jim Bové, Reneé Zettle-Sterling, Natsuko Kawabata, Yoshinori Tsukudate
Yoshinori Tsukudate Demonstrating traditional Japanese metalsmithing techniques during the workshops held as part of Forged in Metal at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Teaching an intensive two-day casting class at the wonderful Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.
Matt was a great help to me during our week-long lost wax casting class at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, PA.
Setting up the show at Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College.
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.
Presenting examples of American artwork trends in jewelry and metals in Tokyo, Japan. 2007
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.
Demonstrating hollow construction techniques in Japan.
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
A toast to the amazing artists who contributed to the great exhibition of Japanese jewelry at the Armory Art Center. 2009