Jewelry at Home
Public Talk
Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

Coffee Hour

With Special Guest Artists
July 06 - August 03, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Classes & Workshops season. This is an archived view.

We'll be hosting three Zoom chat sessions throughout the term featuring various nationally renowned jewelry artists!

20/21 Classes & Workshops

Join us for the Claflin Jewelry Studio Coffee Hour Zoom Chat on July 6, 5-6 pm. Bring a mug of your favorite afternoon beverage and talk about any and all jewelry related issues. Open to all Dartmouth students. Free.

Email to receive the Zoom link. We hope to see you there!

July 6: Jim Dailing

Jim Dailing, Bend, OR. has worked as a jeweler, metalsmith, sculptor and teacher for over 30 years. His business primarily focuses on custom wedding and engagement rings. As Jim says, "every wedding ring has a story." He views his job as bringing those stories to life and to create lasting heirlooms that can be passed onto future generations.

Here is a short video, where Jim describes his creative process and also some examples of his amazing jewelry. Visit Jim Dailing's website for more information.


July 20: Tanya Monique Crane

Tanya Crane's artwork dwells within a liminal existence between prejudice and privilege. Reared in a white middle-class suburb of Los Angeles, Crane's experience with blackness was limited to visiting her father in South Central Los Angeles. Her dual existence has deeply informed her practice and has led to four distinct bodies of work, A Gathering of Instance, African and American, Seeing Through and Polarity, Exposing the Tensity.

Crane received her MFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, and her BFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Currently, Crane is a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. She is the 2018 SNAG Emerging Artist selected to present at SOFA Chicago, the 2017 recipient of the Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award, a Haystack Mountain School Artist Residency 2017 recipient, and a participant in the Smitten Forum Metalsmithing Residency at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico 2018. She exhibited her work in a solo exhibition, Tributaries: Polarity, Exposing the Tensity, at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.


Aug 3: Margaret Jacobs '08

Our special guest artist for the August 3 chat is Margaret Jacobs '08. Born and raised in Northern New York, Margaret Jacobs '08 is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe. She shows her work nationally including recent exhibitions at Boise Art Museum in Idaho and Two Rivers Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. Recent awards include a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Entrepreneurial Grant, an Artist in Business Fellowship through the First Peoples Fund and the Rebecca Blunk Fund Award through New England Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been featured in various print and online press including at in the article 11 Native American Artists Whose Work
Redefines What It Means to be American and she was a recent guest contributor for Native Perspectives at the Met.

Jacobs is known for her sculpture, jewelry, and drawings, and uses all three approaches to explore cultural adaptation and resilience. She utilizes technological processes generally seen in commercial applications and frequently intermingles unexpected and contradicting materials.


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