This blog is intended for UWM students enrolled in Assistant Professor Frankie Flood Advanced Jewelry & Metalsmithing courses in the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area. In this course students will investigate the role of the one of kind object in a society dominated by mass produced objects and the significance of being a maker in contemporary society who works within the craft medium of metal.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Please join the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee student Jewelry & Metalsmithing student organization on Wednesday, December 9th from 9:00am-8:00pm in the Union Concourse for Bespoke: The Object Jewelry Sale

The Annual Object Jewelry Sale will be held on December 9th in the Union’s Concourse at the University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Students from the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area in the Visual Art Department will present at least 500 pieces of jewelry and/or functional objects that are unique and sometimes outrageous in design but will all address the idea of the one-of-a-kind or  “bespoke”. In a world that is based upon mass production and consumption, the need for the unique and individualized is essential. The one-off or bespoke object and bespoke experience becomes an outlet for the frustrations of conformity and likeness. Bespoke: The Object Jewelry Sale is an investigation into the bespoke object and the transformation of thought, material, process and product. Each student is responsible for the fabrication of 20-30 pieces including rings, pendants, brooches, earrings, etc. Using materials that range from silver and gold to nontraditional materials such as plastic and rubber, students create jewelry with an exciting twist. All the work will be available for sale in order to assist Object, a student-run metals organization, in support of their efforts to bring in visiting artists. Be sure to mark your calendar! 

For further information, please contact- Frankie Flood, interim head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area, (414) 229-6127 or Nina Mueller, Object President, (262) 366-4580.

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