Friday, February 1, 2013

ASU School of Art Festival

The Metals Club at ASU will be participating in the School of Art Festival, which showcases all of the art clubs on campus. The festival will be on February 12 from 3-6 pm. Come on by for your free keychain! You'll have to hurry before they're gone! We will be showing some of our best student work, and doing a demo on torch fired enameling. There will also be some student work for sale. Here is a description of the event:

They're spreading the love at this year's ASU School of Art Fest. The Feb 12th event, with a Valentine's theme - I heart ART - includes ART swag giveaways for everyone with original work made by ASU art students offered during the afternoon festival on Neeb Plaza. Fourteen student art clubs from metal, wood and fibers, painting, printmaking and drawing to ceramics, photography and sculpture will give demonstrations, exhibit new work, make available some pieces for sale and maybe even offer a chance for you to make some art of your own. Tickle all your senses. There will be a festival atmosphere and art supply vendors handing out free samples. And at the close of the Fest at 6pm, continue your immersion in the ASU art world with a gallery crawl through opening receptions at the School of Art's four campus-based exhibit spaces.

We hope to see you there!

School of Art Festival
Neeb Plaza
February 12, 6-8 pm

Thursday, May 17, 2012


In April, we had a Filigree Workshop with Lynette Andreasen!
Filigree is an ancient metalworking technique with finely twisted gold or silver wires.

Below are some of Lynette's beautiful filigree flowers with pearls. To see more of Lynette's work, click here.

We learned how to twist and bend wires in the old Yemenite tradition. Lynette showed us a neat trick. In order to prevent the tiny fine silver wires from melting, she heats the wire inside an altoid tin!

Leon being serious while watching Lynette's demo...

We also had a second workshop at ASU with Fred Zweig on Nunome Zogan, otherwise known as Damascene, which is a Japanese overlay technique on steel.

Here, Fred is showing us how to make "tooth" marks in the steel in preparation for the overlay, using chasing tools that Fred made specially for the workshop.

Here is a piece from Fred's beautiful collection.

A student beginning to add in the fine silver overlay. Not as beautiful as above, but it's a good start...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday, November 20, 2011

6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition Catalogue

The 6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition Catalogue is ready for orders!

The catalogue can be ordered from There are three cover choices, which are:

Image Wrap: $36.95

Dust Jacket: $33.95

Softcover: $21.95

Metals Club Jewelry Sale

The Metals Club at ASU is having a Jewelry Sale!

November 21-22 and 28-29
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In front of the Art Building

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Intercollegiate Awards

The Metals Club at ASU would like to announce the 6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition award winners!

The awards were juried by Charity Hall, a metalsmith and enamelist from Tucson, Arizona. The awards were divided into two categories: jewelry and sculpture.


First Place
Laritza Garcia
Scribbled Series Brooch – Lemon Drop
Copper, powder-coat, and sterling silver
East Carolina University

Second Place
Dejan Jovanovic
Sterling silver, 18k gold, and diamonds
East Carolina University

Third Place
Danielle Hornyak
Copper, felt, porcupine quills, and pin backs
California State University – Long Beach

Honorable Mention
Alex Hobbs
Blacksun Insignia
Copper, brass, and nickel
Arizona State University


First Place
Brianna Allen
Promethean Bonds
Sterling silver, copper, powder-coat, and flocking
California State University – Long Beach

Second Place
Marta Bialy
Coffee to Go
California State University – Long Beach

Third Place
Amanda Scheutzow
Copper, brass, and cabinet card
Arizona State University

Honorable Mention
Wade BuckVessel #1
Copper and steel
Northern Michigan University

Congratulations to all the ward winners, and thank you to all of the participating schools for a successful and exciting show! There will be an exhibition catalogue that will be available for purchase posted on this website in the next few days, so keep an eye out for that!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Metals Club Jewelry Sale

The Metals Club at ASU is having a jewelry sale!

Tuesday, October 18
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We will have tables set up in front of the Art Building.
The Art Building is located adjacent to Neeb Plaza on the ASU Tempe Campus.

Come and support the Metals Club!
20% of sales go toward bringing in visiting artists to further expand student knowledge.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

The 6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition is approaching!

October 10-13
Opening reception Oct. 11 6-8 p.m.
Step Gallery, ASU Tempe campus

Come and see incredible metalwork from 6 different schools from around the country!

California State University at Long Beach
Colorado State University
East Carolina University
Kent State University
Northern Michigan University
Arizona State University

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Visiting Artist

The Metals Club at ASU was thrilled to have visiting artist Victoria Altepeter come and give a lecture and hands on workshop on patinas on September 20! Victoria recieved her BFA in Metals at Northern Arizona University, and her MFA in Metals at Arizona State University. She is currently teaching in Metals at NAU. Her work has been featured in the Lark book Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet, Lark book 500 Silver Objects and Libro de Anillos, a Spanish book on rings.

Some of Victoria's incredible work:

Victoria gave a lecture about her work to students at ASU, then gave a demo on many different ways to apply patinas to metal.

Peanut oil patina

There is a patina that involves fuming with ammonia and pickle juice!

Here's how it turned out with the pickle juice! A nice green!

Later in the day students had the chance to try some of the patinas. Everyone had a lot of fun with it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Jewelry Sale!

ASU Metals Club is having a jewelry sale!

April 12th and 13th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In front of the Art Building on ASU Tempe campus

Come and support us! We will have hand made jewelry by ASU Metals Club students!