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[Welcome] New Members for December 2, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

David Walker
Ocean Beach, Denmark, Western Australia

I am a contemporary jeweller, public artist and occasional writer
and curator. I was the inaugural head of Curtin University of
Technology’s jewellery and metal courses and have held the positions
of national chair of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of
Australia (JMGA), and president of Craftwest (now FORM). My major
interest in jewellery is to explore ideas and forms that connect
jewellery and objects with contemporary life. For me this takes two
forms: the first is to find ideas that express aspects of my life
and that of my society; the second is to explore these ideas through
forms, materials and technologies that are unique to the times we
live in. This is a constant challenge as history, habit and
mainstream commercial culture are always pulling towards the
manufacture of commodities. My aim is to extend the conventional
boundaries of jewellery and objects in order to (re)discover the
poetry within.

Pamela Landry
Stuller inc
Lafayette, LA. USA

I am a technical advisor with stuller inc. i have worked for stuller
in the manufacturing area for 18 years and 3 years ago switched to
technical support. i have worked in assembly, polishing, and
tumbling. i was also part of a problem solving group who worked
closely with wax, casting and stone setting as well.

Teddy dennis nartey
Pimpamsie jewellery
Tema, Ghana

new in the business and really like the business. i really like to
explore new thing and designs.

Lee Pownall
Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

I have been a jeweller/goldsmith forever and a teacher for seven
years. Am passionate about this industry and our future.