Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Jewelry Sale

Holiday Jewelry Sale!
From the Metals Club at ASU

Tuesday, Nov. 23
Monday, Nov. 29
Tuesday, Nov. 30
9am - 5pm

Our table will be in front of the Art Building
Come and stop by! Get there early to get first pick!
Looking for the perfect gift?
Our beautiful, hand-made jewelry and accessories are sure to please!
Don’t miss our totally unique designs- you can’t get them anywhere else!
All our pieces are hand-made works of art by ASU students and faculty.
20% of proceeds goes toward metals club funds for visiting artists.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Catalogues for 5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

5th Annual
Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition
Catalogues available now!

Catalogue includes full color images of every piece in the exhibition.

Softcover $18.95

Hardcover $30.95

Hardcover with imagewrap $33.95

ASU Metals earns $2.00 from each
catalogue sold.

(Example of page layouts)

*To save on shipping costs do a group order!

Small Metals – Big Ideas on this week’s PBS Arizona ArtBeat Horizon.

Last Night, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 7 p.m, the ASU Metalworking area was featured on PBS Channel 8 Arizona ArtBeat.

Ted Simons hosted an exploration of the work of metal artists from Arizona State University’s School of Art. The feature focuses on the current Night Gallery Exhibition: Small Metals -- Big Ideas. The feature includes interviews with artists as well as a studio visit.

To watch the episode online, visit the Arizona Horizon website:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cutting Edge: The 2010 Annual Exhibtion of Jewelry and Metals

Phoenix Center for the Arts is hosting the exhibition:

Cutting Edge: The 2010 Annual Exhibtion of Jewelry and Metals

This exhibition features fine metalwork from the valley, and includes a number of ASU undergraduate, graduate, and faculty works!

The exhibition runs November 5-22, 2010.  Don't miss it!

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 north 3rd str
South Phoenix, AZ

Small Metals, Big Ideas

The Night Gallery at Tempe Marketplace is currently hosting a curated exhibition featuring the work from metalsmiths affiliated with Arizona State University.   Work shown is Graduate level, Faculty, and Graduate Alumni. 

The Opening Reception was Nov. 4 and 5, 6-9pm.
The exhibit will be up from  Nov. 4-28, 2010.

Artists include: Becky McDonah, Tedd McDonah, Victoria Altepeter, Jonathan Brown, Nissa Kubly, John Tzelepis, Lynette Andreasen,  Katie Poterala, Erik Bogner, Amanda Frazier, Leon Nash, Michelle Startzman, and Sam Troxell.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition Award Winners

First Place Jewelry
Sarah Davis
State University New York - New Paltz

Second Place Jewelry
Solitaire Appended 001 - 003
Katie Poterala
Arizona State University

Third Place Jewelry
Jessica Flynn
Arizona State University

Fourth Place Jewelry
Untitled Brooches
David Choi
State University New York - New Paltz

Fifth Place Jewelry
Yassaman Farmani
California State University-Long Beach

First Place Sculpture
Jennifer Cornell
California College of the Arts

Second Place Sculpture
Confidential #2
Michael Leo Chmielewski
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Third Place Sculpture
A Curious Venture
Taylor King
California College of the Arts

Fourth Place Sculpture
Kira Kalondy
Stephen F. Austin State University

Fifth Place Sculpture
Maynard's Spectacles
Rachael Marie Nyhus
California College of the Arts

This years juror was Victoria Altepeter, a metalsmith, recent Resident Artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and current educator at Northern Arizona University.  

Congratulations to all of this year's honorary award winners!  The exhibition opening was a great success, and we appreciate everyone who was able to join us for this exciting event. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Anodizing Workshop

A few weeks ago, ASU Metals had Bill Seeley from Reactive Metals Studio come to give us an anodizing demo.  Seeley walked us through various techniques of anodizing  niobium and titanium, and we got to see some of his own work as well!

Here Seeley is, showing us how to paint color on metal with a sponge.

As a side note, now here at ASU we have our own anodizing equipment!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Jewelry Sale!

The ASU Metals Club is having a Jewelry Sale!!!
Handmade jewelry by students in the metals department at ASU!
Come find us next week!

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18 and 19:
In front of the Memorial Union on ASU campus

Wednesday, Oct. 20
In front of the Art Building

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

See you there!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

It's that time of year again! 

The 5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition will open  October 11!   This year the exhibition will feature faculty, graduate, and undergraduate work from:

Arizona State University
State University of New York at New Paltz
California State University at Long Beach
California College of the Arts
Stephen F. Austin University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keep your eyes open for the full color catalog of the show.... coming soon!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cub Scout Etching Workshop at ASUMetals!

A few weeks back, some ASUMetals students, along with professor, Becky McDonah, had the opportunity to help volunteer for an etching workshop with a second grade Cub Scout group. We were able to help the scouts earn arrow point awards by etching little copper name plates and key chains.

Friday, April 30, 2010

BFA Honors Thesis: Julie Mikelson

Congratulations to our graduating senior Julie Mikelson! Julie just completed her BFA Honors Thesis Exhibition in Metals! We can't wait to see what she does next!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Arrowmont 2010: Righteous Reliquaries for Ordinary Objects

An exciting workshop will be taking place this Summer at Arrowmont!

Mark your calendars: June 20-26.

Becky Mcdonah will be instructing a course titled "Rigtheous Reliquares for Ordinary Objects":

"...Create elaborate containers for those cherished items you keep tucked away, wrapped up in an old sock, or something that you interact with everyday. The focus of this workshop will be designing small containers that incorporate mechanisms from basic hinges to cradle hinges, bayonet closures and more… and we can’t leave out pressure fitting. Cold connections and entrapment will also be covered as we are working with found objects which may not be able to withstand heat. Surface treatments and embellishments will be addressed as well along with cutting glass for viewing options. Students will relate their design choices back to the items they choose to contain."

This is a great opportunity and sure to be tons of fun! Don't miss it!

For more of Becky's work, go to her flickr account.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring 2010 BFA Graduates

Congratulations to our graduating BFA Seniors this semester! They are an outstanding group and will be greatly missed. (From left to right: Daniel Icaza, Becky McDonah (fearless leader), Benjamin Isaiah, Julie Mikelson, Devlyn Kanaga, and Terri Valencia)

See images of their work below:

Julie MikelsonDaniel IcazaBenjamin IsaiahDevlyn KanagaTerri Valencia