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2013 Conference Program

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rapid Fire Presentations Rapid Fire Presentation is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds, multiple presenters. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. established artists Sponsored by the Toronto International Jewellery Festival (TIJF) thursday, may 16 10:05am, canadian Room Michael Belmore IMBEDDED NARRATIVE Belmore will address the subjects of materials, process and concept. He will speak to the notion of imbedded narrative as reflected in his Michael Belmore Sculpture Artist Minden, ON, Canada work, large and small, and its relevancy to us as artists and to the larger community. Dean Davidson BEING NOTICED Dean Davidson's session sponsored by Jewellery Jamboree Gems Dean will speak on how to effectively gain publicity for your brand in Dean Davidson Jewellery Designer Toronto, ON, Canada today's marketplace. He will touch on the journey he has taken with his own career to becoming an internationally sold and recognized brand. Arthur Hash HYBRID CRAFTSMEN Arthur's work is informed by traditional metal processes and materials but is heavily influenced by design and popular culture. He describes Arthur Hash Art Jeweller Rifton, NY, USA himself as a hybrid crafter, being married to crafts but having a steamy love affair with design and technology. Arthur will discuss his new work and how he has come to celebrate a refined elegance in body adornment. Barbara Heinrich CREATIVE EXPERIMENTATION IN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Heinrich's presentation will address the value of experimentation and play as a valuable resource in the development of her jewellery. She will Barbara Heinrich Jeweller Pittsford, NY, USA show images of finished jewellery in connection with experiments that reveal the creative process informing her finished jewellery lines. John Rais MONGRELS OF ART The discussion will focus on Rais distillation of some early forms, and building with those forms as parts for larger, one-of-a-kind works. John Rais Sculpture and Metal Artist/Blacksmith Shelburne, MA, USA 22 He will also talk about situational design and process, specifically as it relates to a recent large-scale museum acquisition for Yale University Art Galleries.

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