Fran Siegel Scholarship to
William Holland School of Lapidary Arts
This year two $1000 Fran Siegel Scholarships have been awarded for a week of learning at William Holland School.
Every year Midwest Metalsmiths is fortunate enough to give away a scholarship for someone to go to the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, Georgia for a week. This has been made possible through the Siegel family and this year they have been especially generous.
The school teaches not only lapidary arts, but also casting, glass fusing and so many more. This is a great opportunity to expand your jewelry vocabulary and go to Georgia as well. They have great accommodations for students in a beautiful rural setting. The classes are filling up so we encourage you to register for the scholarship. Nancy Brickner sent us the following information:
2022 Scholarships have been awarded!
Three $3000 scholarships have been awarded to undergrads or graduate students currently enrolled in a metals program at an accredited educational institution in the Midwest Region (Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa). These scholarships were created to recognize outstanding metals student work and encourage the development of their metal skills.
The THREE 2022 Recipients
Katie DuVal Mihelich
MFA in Integrated Visual Arts
Iowa State Univerisity
Instructors: Joseph Muench
Hand fabrication, filigree. Sterling silver, abalone, sea glass, pebbles.
10" x 10" x 0.25"
De Beers' Matrix
Hand fabrication. Sterling silver and diamond.
4" x 8"
Hand fabricated hinged compact. Brass, sterling silver, citrine, iolite, found object.
5" x 3.5" x 0.5"
Master of Fine Arts emphasis in Metalsmithing/Blacksmithing
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Instructor - Richard Smith
Hand Forged and Formed Steel, 30" x 18" x 6"
Above the Clouds
Forged and Fabricated Steel, Hand Carved Steatite, Rare Earth Magnets
8" x 6" x 3"
Photo Credit: Michelle Smith-Lewis
River Gods Series Brooch - Niads
Reclaimed Wrought Iron, Sterling Silver, Bronze, Cubic Zircona, Tanzaninte, Sapphire.
3" x 2" x 1/8"
Silver, brass, enamel aspen wood, dried rose, dried chrysanthemum; Plique A Jour, fabricate
2.75 x 3.75 x 0.75”
MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry
Indiana University Bloomington
Instructor: Nicole Jacquard
Silver, enamel, paper; Cloisonne enamel, hand fabricate
3.4 x 2.7 x 0.7 in
sterling silver, fine silver, patina; Enamel, cloisonne, die form, fabrication
2.7 x 2 x 0.75
In Midewest Metalsmiths effort to meet an ongoing need in our commitment to contribute to youth in need at the Craft Alliance, we designated $500 to the Crafting a Future program to purchase metalsmithing tools. The tools would benefit all of the participates in Crafting a Future at the Craft Alliance during the summer months of 2019.
Wendy's well equipped studio gives her freedom to be unendingly creative.
A piece of steel being annealed requiring a lot of heat, therefore two torches.
Hammers hang waiting to be used in the next project.