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Working Knowledge #50 with Annie Grimes Williams of Coppertide Contemporary Enamel Jewelry

Watch Working Knowledge #50 Annie Grimes Williams

Join us as Annie and I reflect on this past year since our first interview. We talk about juxtaposition, “pazow”, shows, galleries, The Metal Mavens , collaboration, torch fired enamels, copper oxides, building community, teaching, transdimensional portals, huge projects, being cautiously optimistic and so much more.

Quote- "We definitely dumped that shit in the pool"

"Pazow"- Pizazz+Wow

Annie chose the song “Can't Knock the Hustle” by Weezer for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Annie:
Instagram: @coppertide
Facebook: @coppertide
Website: coppertide.net
Email: coppertide@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Ardmore Art Walk
Piedmont Craftsmen
Lara Gastinger- Metal Mavens' Happy Hour special guest 7/23

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Working Knowledge #49 Brian Brace, Furniture Maker

Working Knowledge #49 Brian Brace, Furniture Maker

Watch Working Knowledge #49 with Brian Brace Fine Furniture

Join us as Brian and I chat about furniture making, apprenticeships, first studios, 10,000 hours, arts and crafts designs, buying your first major piece of equipment, during lumber, tenacity, filling the pot and creative communities.

Brian chose the song “Georgia Warhorse” by JJ Grey and Mofro for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Brian:
Instagram: @brianbracefinefurniture
Facebook: @Brian.Brace.Fine.Furniture.Maker
Website: brianbracefinefurniture.com
Email: info@brianbracefinefurniture.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Roycroft Artisans
JJ Grey and Mofro at the Salvage Station, Sept. 4, 2021
Vermont Apprenticeship Program

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Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Watch Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

 

Millie , Jason and I talk about craft guilds, virtual craft fairs, marketing, herding cats, benefits of being a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, online shops, educating about crafts , virtual events moving forward, documenting your process, guest artists, the challenges of wearing all the hats as a working artist, and using your resources.

Where to Find Millie, Jason and SHCG:

Instagram: @craftguild @jasonjanowjewelry
Facebook: @shcraftguild @jasonjanowjewelry
Website: craftguild.org  jasonjanowjewelry.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Virtual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, July 15-18
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, October 14-17
Apply to the Guild

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Working Knowledge #47 Ann Chikahisa, Metalsmith

Working Knowledge #47 Ann Chikahisa, Metalsmith

Watch Working Knowledge #47 with Ann Chikahisa of Chikahisa Studio 

Topics include- The Talisman Collection, proprietary bronze allows, casting, supportive community, trade shows, wholesale, going live, online marketing, the importance of analytics and data, sticking with it, trusting yourself, taking baby steps and creating jewelry collections.

Quote- "We need to trust ourselves, to find our voice and to stick with it"

Ann chose a song by Khurangbin for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Ann:
Instagram: @chikahisastudio
Facebook: @chikahisastudio
Website: chikahisastudio.com
Email: help@chikahisastudio.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
The Talisman Collection
NYNow

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Working Knowledge #46 Zan Barnes

Working Knowledge #46 Zan Barnes

Watch Working Knowledge #46 Zan Barnes

Our topics include- Craft legacy, soda firing, tight wheel throwing, retail, creative exploration, @craftguild , being an art show kid, knowing the business, building our websites, leaning in to your community, Kickstarter, form and pattern and so much more.

Quote- " When potters say I have a ton of ________, we mean it literally" 


Zan chose the song "The Pavilion" by Coheed and Cambria for our
Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Zan:
Instagram: @zanbarnespottery
Facebook: @zanbarnespottery
Website: zanbarnes.com
Email: zan@zanbarnes.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Riverwood Pottery
John C Campbell Folk School
Western NC Pottery Festival

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Working Knowledge #45 Sasha Bakaric, Sasha Ceramics

Working Knowledge #45 Sasha Bakaric, Sasha Ceramics

Watch Working Knowledge #45 with Sasha Bakaric 

Join us as we talk about being a potter vs. ceramic artist, the NC clay tradition, second careers, mathematics, microorganisms, glazes, Frank Art Gallery, finding legitimacy as an artist, Croatia, the Croatian War of Independence and communicating with our hands.

Sasha chose the song "Heaven or Las Vegas" by the Cocteau Twins for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Sasha:
Instagram: @sashabakaric
Facebook: @SashaCeramics
Website: sashaceramics.com
Email: sashabakaric@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
FRANK
Croatian War of Independence

Mycobacterium vaccae

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Working Knowledge #44 Kristin Schoonover, Potter

Working Knowledge #44 Kristin Schoonover, Potter

Watch Working Knowledge #44 with Kristin Schoonover, Potter

Join us as Kristin and I talk about being maker mamas, craft guilds, hard questions, work evolutions, body of work, white clay and colored slip, having a studio that is open to the public and creating a business model that works for you.

Kristin chose the song “Hold On" by Wilson Phillips for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Kristin:
Instagram: @krisbenyopottery
Facebook: @BenyoPottery
Website: krisbenyopottery.com
Email: krisbenyo@hotmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Pottery Making Illustrated Article
Harlem Wizards
Southern Highlands Craft Guild

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Working Knowledge #43 Katy V. Meehan, Designer and Illustrator

Working Knowledge #43 Katy V. Meehan, Designer and Illustrator

Watch Working Knowledge #43 with Katy V. Meehan

Join us as Katy and I talk about branding and marketing, graphic design, illustration, built in limitations, creative income, connecting, identity, legitimacy, self-promotion, markers, Lynda Barry, craft and getting a hobby.

Quote of the day “ Legitimacy is a construct we write for ourselves”

Katy chose the song “Get a Job" by The Silhouettes for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Katy:
Instagram: @katyvmeehan
Website: linktr.ee/katyvmeehan

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Cartoonist- Lynda Barry
ECU School of Art
Self-promotion: the act of furthering one's own growth, advancement, or prosperity

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Working Knowledge #42 Tina Curry, Clay and Bronze Sculpture Artist

Working Knowledge #42 Tina Curry, Clay and Bronze Sculpture Artist

Watch Working Knowledge #42 Tina Curry, Clay and Bronze Sculpture Artist

Join us as Tina and I talk about ceramic sculpture, hand building, animal personalities, barrel firing, marketing, Kevlar, conduction, rake firing, goal setting and giving space and time to our creative process.

Tina chose the song “Sugar" by Maroon 5 for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Tina:
Instagram: @tinasculptress
Website: curryoriginals.com
Email: tina7570@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Carlos Jones Photography
Community School of the Arts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

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Working Knowledge #41 Danielle James (DJ), Neon Artist

Working Knowledge #41 Danielle James (DJ), Neon Artist

Watch Working Knowledge #41 with Danielle James

Join us as we talk about neon, ethical metalsmiths, apprenticeships, endangered craft, classic glass, leaded glass, movies, empathy, Erin Younge, Emerge at PItt County Arts,  The Echo Project and “being a famous artist”.

Danielle chose the song “Best Life!” by Cheekface! for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Danielle:
Instagram: @d_j_neon @hex.neon @neon_zoetrope
Website: hexneon.com
Email: djneonart@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:

Rag and Bone Exhibition

Eureka Springs School of the Arts
The Echo Project

Quote- "making is an addiction" - Bob Ebendorf

 

 

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