Emily Culver | Mother’s Milk

Emily Culver | Mother's Milk

Committee’s Choice Award

Materials: Read Oak Wood, Maple Wood, Foam, Canvas, Silicone, Base Metal

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA

“I personally feel that these sorts of processes should be fully integrated into academic environments. I remember first hand learning processes such as casting leftover or scrap metal into ingots and drawing down wire and sheet from these leftovers, but I fear I was one of the few in my undergraduate class. While this and other processes are not new within the responsible jewelry/metalsmith movement I do feel that bringing them to the forefront of academia will only benefit students and educators alike. With learning and demystifying materials and processes, one acquires the ability to work more fluidly and accomplish a great many things.”