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Publications

   Interviews
2015  may  LoesFM Lifestyle - radio interview
2014  jun  Profiles in Artistry - pmccblog
2014  apr  Metal Clay Artist Magazine featured artist (5 pages) - CAN
2012  oct  Metal Clay Today featured artist – fall issue (4 pages) - USA
2011  aug  Metalsmith Benchtalk with Jay Whaley - radio interview

 

  Published Work
2016  may  One-of-a-Kind to Mass Production: Metal Clay in a New Light
2013  jan  Art Jewelry Magazine: “Textures with Lasercut Patterns” (6 pages) USA
2012  jun  Art Jewelry Forum In Munich - USA
2010  jan  Art Jewelry Magazine “Ceramic Decals on Fine silver” (7 pages) USA

 

  Product Features
2013  may  “Earth ring” Life-style magazine LIVING an Artful Life, issue 04:New Life
2012  aug  “Wheels - 3 pendants” in Metal Clay & Color – Mary Wohlgemuth
2012  jun  “Earth ring” in Contemporary Metal Clay Rings – Hattie Sanderson
2011  nov  “Earth spiral pendant” in Metal Clay calendar 2012 - Holly Gage
2011  oct  “Earth ring” in PMC annual#5
2011  jun  "Ridges #1" in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World
2011  mrt  “Inner Star” in Flair Body & Mind (thema nummer)
2011  feb  “Inner star” oorstekers in Telegraaf-vrouw week 8
2008  oct  “Showing my colors” in PMC annual#2
2008  may  “Small Treasure” in Zilverklei techniek Dutch Silverclay technique book by Noortje Meijerink

 

 

LIVING an Artful Life

Look what editor Brit Hammer did with a couple of pictures I made from the Furrow Field#1, a silver ring of the earth collection.  She added some great quotes and turned them into beautiful inspirational images featured in her magazine “LIVING an Artful Life”.

This is one of the 5 pages she made with my pictures:

 living issue laleipsig earthringThe ring Furrow Field#1 - silver and gold

 

Thank you Brit, I hadn’t seen this side of my jewellery yet!

 

Living an Artful Life -  issue 04 Other gorgeous work from:

You can download your version on Brit’s site and see all of the inspirational artist showing how to live an artful life:

Lasting impressions on silverclay with paper patterns

A silver necklace with ancient seastar and ammonite.

This January Art Jewelry Magazine contains an article written by me. I explain in detail how you can use lasercut patterns in paper onto metalclay. On the picture above you see the necklace used in the publication. Silver and copper seastars combined with ammonites from ancient times into a collier. Each element has been made with the paper.

The lasercut patterns, which I use for it, are so easy to use and order. They give a consistent look that is reliable for production work. It's not that I am an affiliate for this product, my only wish is that they stay in business because I love them so much.

 

Silver earrings from Evelyn Pelati.

Spining Daisies
silver earrings
Evelyn Pelati

Silver pendant radiance, joy funnell.
Radiance
silver pendant
Joy Funnell

But how did I get to know this product?

We have to go back all to May 2010.

When I have a break from working in the studio I always use facebook as my office watercooler. I hang out there to relax, to hear something new, cheer on posts from friends and look at gorgeous jewellery.

So on that day I saw somebody reacting on a post from Rolling Mill Resource. I was curious, I love my mill, it was one of the first big investments in my studio when I started. So I followed the link and saw this message:

 

Anyone want to try using one of my rolling mill patterns? Just send me a message containing your mailing address and I'll send you one. All I ask in return is if you make a piece of jewelry with it then send me a photo of the finished project that I can use in my website. If you like my patterns and think they are the "bomb" spread the word about my facebook page. If there are problems tell me so I can work them out with you. Tracey Johnson from Rolling Mill Resource

Immediately I send in a request and low and behold on the 2nd of june I had my patterns in the mail. Without hesitation I rolled out clay, oiled the surface and rolled the pattern on it.

WOW, beautiful crisp image. Instant love!
They also work great for the rolling mill but I focused on working with clay on them.

I recorded the several steps and sent them to Tracey (see on her FB page). She was amazed that she fell into a market she hadn’t yet thought of: Metal Clay.

 

A month later I was going to the PMC (Precious Metal Clay) conference in Purdue, IL (USA). The envelop with patterns travelled with me. I knew I would meet people that could use them and wanted to share.
I still remember standing at a table spreading all the little cardboard papers out and explaining about them. Evelyn Pelati was one of the people who where curious.

Jill Erikson was also interested, as an editor for AJM she asked if i would write an article about it. Ofcourse I said. Submitting to the magazine and getting the approvals took quite some time, but I am more than happy about the result in print.

If you want to try them yourself, like Joy Funnell did, go to Tracey's facebook page.
There you can find her Etsy shop where she sells the patterns.

Have fun creating!

rolling-mill-lasercut-patterns-silver

Re-launch of website and blog, welcome!

You know that you have to do “something” but postpone it because it such a gigantic task? Well, re-building this site with the newest software was such a thing. In September I re-thought the logic of my several sites to combine them into one. Then I started with a fresh site and kept on building throughout October.

Today I am happy to present you my new La Leipsig Jewels site with the blog incorporated.
It is by no means ready. I still have to add many new product pages, but it functions well enough to get going. The foundation has been laid from where I can grow.

I have been building sites for small companies and artists since 2006 in many different platforms. What I accomplished in this La Leipsig Jewels site I am really proud of. It’s a bilingual, self-hosted site and webshop for my jewellery. Although the shop cannot take orders yet, as it is set to catalogue until it is ready (circa first of December).

One thing I couldn’t take over from the old blog site were the comments, so please feel free to re-add your thoughts about my posts. For my subscribers that wait already this long to see my next post for “Process as a Design Tool”, thank you for your patience. I have committed myself to write the next post for the end of November.

Then my latest news is that I am the featured artist and cover girl (with my Dragonskin bracelet) on the fall issue of Metal Clay Today. It feels like a reward for all the hard work.

MetalClayToday-Fall2012


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