[Welcome] New Members for May 5, 2010

Please welcome our newest members!

Sarah JF McGovern
North Kingstown, RI. USA

I am a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in metals and
jewelry. I currently work in banking, but am feeling a strong pull
back to the world of jewelry. I am especially interested in
gemology, and am considering starting the graduate gemologist
program at the Gemological Institute of America. My favorite
techniques are forging, chasing and repousse. Nothing is more
satisfying that watching the metal move and take shape under your

Cindy D Pope
Tigard, OR. USA

I am a former tax CPA that has desided to explore my creative side.
I have started a jewelry business and have been using metal clay to
create rings and other jewelery. I am currently taking traditional
metalworking classes so that I can marry my current skills with
traditional metalworking techniques.

Eileen Marion Melia
Evanston, IL. USA

Hi, I am new to the jewelry world and am taking classes at a local
technical college. This is the best thing I have done in a long
time. I love metal. Eileen

Toby Burnett
Isle of Lewis, Outer hebrides Islands. UK


Just started silversmithing in the past 6 months. Remote apprentice
style as my father in law is a silversmith artisan of over 12 yrs.
Also love playing Guitar, photography, Ham radio and electronics. 31
yrs old Male. Living with My Fiance, 2 cats and a mad miniature
Lurcher puppy of 1 yr old.

Kim Tamok
1159 Studio
Francestown, NH. USA


I’m at the beginning of my journey in jewelry making.

Marc Adons
Hasselt, Belgium

Marc is a true autodidact with many faces.

Different materials and various techniques are a challenge in
itself. Marc is therefore constantly studying and experimenting to
master these techniques in order to do as much as possible himself.

He finds his inspiration in everything that comes on his path. These
different sources of inspiration lead to an extensive variation in
his work. His work covers a spectrum of large, almost excessive work
to small, highly detailed sculptures. Also in his choice of
divergent materials, Marc likes di fferences: one work is carried out
in bronze, the other in silver or stone.

His work clearly contains Marcs life philosophy : Power, intertwined
with harmony and controversy, suggest a vision in which his personal
impressions shape the entity.

The straight approach of his subjects leads to a warm feeling of
recognition, through which a smile is unavoidable

Stephanie Joseph
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

I live on a small island called Aitutaki in the Cook Islands and
work in glass (mainly recycled) and am learning to work with pearls.