Monday, June 14, 2010

HD Talk about blog ~JUNE

"Do you consider yourself only a XXX artist, or do you work in multi media application, and/or draw techniques from other fields to use in the on you're working in? "

this is very good topic. I think about this sometime. specially when I making a business card. what I call myself? what is my title? then I get confuse and end up not putting any title on my card. I'm enamelist. enamel is my main medium. but I don't think I'm "enamel artist".... I use my enameled pieces for my jewelry design. and I make many other kind of jewelry. so am I "jewelry artist" then? not really. not all jewelry I make is about art. I'm definitely a "jeweler". but I don't do repairers & ring sizing stuff so I'm not sure about this either. so you see how confused I get? I'm very interesting to know how other artist decide what they call them self or how they decide.

enamel cabs in handmade bezel setting
handmade karma circle & gem stone
photo pendant

visit other awesome artists blog on this topic. ...maybe I'll find my answer!

Andes Cruz:
Thomasin Durgin:
Lisa Hopkins Design:
Maureen BZ (Cosmo's Moon)
Abhaya Fibers
ArtJewel Designs
Susan Moloney
Tamra Gentry
Bill Martin


aimee said...

this is a really good question. i don't consider myself a jeweler or an artist, but i can make jewelry using the lost wax method and have a great education behind me. i apprenticed under two master gold and silversmiths for a few years and i learned so much through them. however, i'm definitely not a master!

i guess i would just say, "i make jewelry and really like doing it". :)

Thomasin Durgin said...

I enjoyed your post, I am never sure what to say when people ask what I do. I don't use the term jeweler either, because I don't do repairs.

Anonymous said...

finding out "what" we are is a hard thing. I think one title is just too limiting :)

Jan said...

You point to a dilemma that we have all faced at one time or another, Natsuko! I agree with Ande that one title is way too limiting.

Your photos say it all...your enameled colors are a joy! :)

Lisa Hopkins said...

You've written a thoughtful post in response to this question. Your jewelry is beautiful.

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