On Exhibit At Designer Gold

Welcome Deborah Lozier

   We had a great time with Deborah Lozier this past Thursday. Deb is an enamelist from Oakland, California, who was visiting artist in the Student Jewelry Shop in Hopkins Center last weekend.  Thursday afternoon started with Jeff Georgantes, Director of the Dartmouth Student Jewelry Shop, bringing Deb and a Dartmouth computer class on creativity to Designer Gold to talk about making jewelry by hand compared to using computers and other machines.  Deb explained her artistic philosophy and enameling techniques. The students had fun passing around her copper mesh pins and telling her about things they had seen or made.

 

"Open Seed Pod, Golden." 
Enameled Copper.

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 Later that evening we had a reception catered by Paul and Peggy.  If you thought Paul designed jewelry well, you should try his artichoke dip. (Peggy's hummus was a hit, too!)  Deb once again explained her philosophy and techniques, and everyone had a great time trying on necklaces and rings.  

   Friday afternoon, Deb taught enameling in a well-attended workshop for Dartmouth students in the Claflin Jewelry Studio, Hopkins Center, and gave a free slide/lecture of her work in the evening in Wilson Hall. 

   Deb's Jewelry will remain on exhibit throughout the month of October. If you have not had a chance to see her enameling, please stop in this month.

 

 

Jeff Georgantes's 
Found-Object Jewelry

Rings, brooches, necklaces and sculpture by Jeff Georgantes, director of the Claflin Jewelry Studio at Dartmouth's Hopkins Center, will continue on display through the holidays. It's an exhibit well worth seeing. Hope to see you soon.

 

Brooch on a stand. Made in the Radical Jewelry Makeover Project of many different materials "mined" from donated jewelry, 2014.

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