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!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Visiting Artists

ASU Metals Club is pleased to announce the
arrival of visiting artists Susanna Spiers
and Michael Dale Bernard!

Friday, April 8th

We will have a full day of demonstrations followed by
an evening lecture.

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Art Warehouse room 130

5:30 Lecture
School of Art Building room 246

Susanna Speirs heads up the Metals Program at California State University Long Beach.  She will be covering mold making for casting, electroforming and plastics, as well as cast pewter in a platinum cured silicone mold and plastic in a tin cured mold. The molds would cover the range from inexpensive to costly.

Michael Dale Bernard teaches at California State University Long Beach.  He will be covering  setting up for powder coating in a small studio, and with a little prep work, students will be allowed to produce their own samples and spray a couple of colors. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

NC Black Co. Engraving Workshop

ASU Metals Club is providing an engraving workshop by the
NC Black Co., funded by USG!

The workshop will be held on March 14th and 15th from 9:00am
to 5:00pm. The workshop has filled but there is a waiting list for
anyone who is still interested.

A free artist lecture will be on March 14th at 5:00pm in the
Art Building room 220, and will be open to the public!

Here's a description of the workshop:

NC BLACK Co. and Le Graveur de Vol collaborated and have invented the AFFORDABLE Engraver’s Ball Vise – for $130.00! Now Hand & Hammer Engraving have become cost effective for beginners to learn. Now students can make a minimal investment to learn the basics of hand & hammer engraving from Master Engraver Les Bryant. This new equipment will allow novice engravers to get the basic skills and techniques of engraving to embellish jewelry, enamels, knives or small sculptural forms. A basic kit of the vise, hammer, gravers, handles and template can run as low as $245.00! All tools will be provided for this workshop and NO PURCHASE is necessary to take the class.

Students will learn about the three most common gravers, learn how to shape and sharpen them and layout techniques for engraving designs upon metal. Beginning hand and hammer techniques will be taught on copper plates using border techniques, such as Ric Rac and Nic & Dot, how to cut straight and curved lines, as well as creating background textures, and some relief work. Students will layout a monogram of their initials to engrave and will learn to use a bright cutter to further embellish their work. They will engrave one bracelet blank and form it. The basics of mid or deep relief engraving, stone setting techniques that include flush setting and bead setting will be covered. These techniques will require the use of a flex shaft as well as NC BLACK Co.’s engraving equipment.

Monday, February 28, 2011

New in Etsy

Check out these awesome little anvil pins by Leon Nash, one of the graduate students here at ASU.

Now available in our Etsy shop!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Find us on Etsy!

Metals Club fans, check this out!

Our Shop on ETSY! 

Fresh new designs straight from students here at Arizona State University!

Now those of you who might miss our on campus sales have another way to support our students' work, or just take a look at some of the production jewelry being made.

Twenty percent of all sales goes toward the Club budget, to be used toward visiting artist demos and lectures.

Be sure to check back often, as we will be constantly updating!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day Jewelry Sale!

ASU Metals Club Valentine's Day Jewelry Sale!
February 9 and 10
10:00am to 4:00pm
In front of the Art Building

Handmade jewelry is the perfect gift for your sweetheart (or yourself!) for Valentine's Day! There will be jewelry for both men and women to choose from! Come and support our club!