Thursday, January 7, 2010

Making connections: resources for jewelry artists

There is so much great information on the web. For those of you who are involved in the jewelry arts, I wanted to share a couple of resources that are both interesting and valuable.

Some of you may be familiar Harriete Estel Berman for her amazing recycled can artwork. Some may know of her from SNAG and her work with professional guidelines. The professional guidelines (which she has developed) includes things like contracts and inventory lists and loads of other information you can use to grow and support your professional life as an artist. She writes a blog called Ask Harriete which has excellent information on various topics and professional issues for artists. If you didn't know of Harriete, you do now - you can marvel at her work and appreciate her generosity with all the helpful information she has to offer.

You might like to listen to an excellent interview with Harriete Estel Berman on Metalsmith Bench Talk with Jay Whaley on Blogtalk Radio. This is another fabulous resource. You can listen online or download podcasts of the weekly programs. You'll find great interviews by jeweler Jay Whaley with a number of people in the metal arts and related fields. I've really enjoyed listening to other interviews as well - Andy Cooperman, Tim McCreight, Michael David Sturlin, James Binion, and more. Give it a listen.