The Royal Wedding

What do these two things have in common?

Princess Beatrice (right), at the Royal Wedding. 

Princesses Eugenie and 

That's some mega head-bling.   


Michael Eden: 3D Awesomeness

I just discovered the work of Michael Eden, a fantastic ceramic artist who is using additive 3D processes (namely the Zcorp) to create these great forms that reference traditional Wedgewood ceramic forms, yet  cannot be created using traditional ceramic methods.  He is layering the prints with an unfired ceramic material, as well.

Images courtesy http://www.edenceramics.co.uk/

For a series of videos on the artist's process, click here.

Luggage (I wish I could afford!)

Check out this and more fantastic luggage handcrafted by Williams British Handmade!


Alf Ward: Medal of Honor in the Arts

Image Courtesy Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts

As an undergraduate at Winthrop University, I got the chance to study briefly under Alfred Ward, an amazingly talented metalsmith and painter, and one of the most interesting and inspiring individuals I have ever met.  Not only is his work fantastic, but he is full of fascinating stories and thoughtful insight about making and the art world in general. 

Alf was just awarded a Medal of Honor in the Arts for his many contributions not only to Winthrop, but to the community and the larger arts discipline.   Find a great YouTube Video here that the Winthrop art department made in his honor. 

For more information about the award and past recipients, go here.