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[Welcome] New Members for December 9, 2011


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Please welcome our newest members…

Hamish Ian Cameron Bowie
Birmingham, UK

Born 1944 in Aberdeen. On leaving school I was apprenticed in the
Birmingham Jewellery Quarter for 3 years attending Birmingham School
for Jewellers as a part time student, later taking up full time 3yr
course Studying Silversmithing and Jewellery to graduate in 1967.
Appointed full time designer to Hamilton and Inches Edinburgh. One
man exhibition at Hamilton and Inches in November that year. 1969
appointed Senior lecturer on the BA course at Birmingham School for
Jewellery whilst continuing own design/making practice. 1970
involved with early uses of “Titanium” culminating helping to make
the Open University Mace in Titanium. Exhibited in Edinburgh and
Birmingham through the 1970’s and 80’s. Wrote "Jewellery Making"
published 1975 by David Charles, Regnery USA and Reed Australia.
Research into diffusion of metals Mokume etc. but in particular
technology transfer from the Sheffield fused Plate Industry of the
19th century. Producing contemporary larger scale items
(silversmithing) in the laminate. Culminating in an exhibition at
Birmingham School for Jewellery and The Scottish Gallery in
Edinburgh. Took early retirement from teaching 1997 continued
designing and making full time. Undertaking many commissions in a
whole range of materials but mainly in precious metals. Including an
eclesastical ring for the Bishop of Calcutta. Gold medal presented
to Sir Simon Rattle by the CBSO on his departure from them. Several
silver trophies for shooting including “Viking Arms Troph y” “Guns
Review Trophy” and Military silver for regimental collections. Range
of band rings (wedding rings). Forced to retire 2yrs ago for health
reasons. Now with improving health I am itching to get back into the
workshop. Hobbies, Vintage cars, my animals, drawing and painting
which has given me a purpose in life over the past two years.
Current interests, inlaying coloured golds into Titanium and metal
laminates. With increasing age I have the need to communicate my
experiences for the benefit of aspiring craftspeople.

Jane H Puleo
JH Puleo Designs, LLC
Wayland, MA. USA

http://www.JHPuleoDesigns.com

I work primarily in sterling silver and copper. I’ve studied art at
the Decordova Museum School, The Danforth Museum School, Metalwerx,
School for Jewelry and Metal Arts and Caldwell College. In addition,
I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business and Finance
and have worked primarily in retail finance and retail jewelry sales
while continuing to hone my metalsmith and jewelry design skills. My
collections can be described as both rough and delicate reflecting
the strength and beauty I find in the urban environment.

Linda Gasparini
Sacred Horse Ranch
Inverness, FL. USA

http://www.sacredhorseranch.com

I’ve been tinkering in jewelry since high school, but a few years
ago, decided to get back into silversmithing to produce my own
findings and embellishments for my current love - braided horse hair
jewelry. I offer horse hair pieces to local equestrians, friends and
neighbors. My husband has join ed me in smithing, as well.

Tamara S Cartwright
Lincoln, NE. USA

Only been doing silver work for about a year. It was a natural
progression from glass. Have now begun lapidary and loving it. Can’t
wait to retire so I can play all day!

Linda Gasparini
Sacred Horse Ranch
Inverness, FL. USA

http://www.sacredhorseranch.com

I’ve been tinkering in jewelry since high school, but a few years
ago, decided to get back into silversmithing to produce my own
findings and embellishments for my current love - braided horse hair
jewelry. I offer horse hair pieces to local equestrians, friends and
neighbors. My husband has join ed me in smithing, as well.

Patrick Almond
Riddle’s jewelry
Brainerd, MN. USA, 56401

I am a midlevel goldsmith, working in the midwest and love what I am
doing