Friday, May 7, 2010
Interview with Alicia Faith Hubbard
Alicia Faith Hubbard from Richmond, VA -- AliciaFaith on Etsy
How did you get interested in metalsmithing
That is a rather long and convoluted story, the short version of which is: One Christmas I made beaded ornaments, then I got a "jewelry making" kit and started stringing, learned wirework, and am now learning to metalsmith.
Do you get more excited about the design or technical aspects of jewelry?
Actually, I usually get excited about the stone! :-) All right, to answer the question asked, I get excited about the design more often but can get excited about the technical aspect too.
Do you find the process of experimentation frustrating or inspiring?
Both by turns! I love finding new ways of doing things, but get frustrated when they don't work.
What part of your work do you most enjoy?
Getting to create beautiful jewelry!
What part of your work do you find the hardest?
Trying to learn new techniques and having trouble with them. :(
What technique do you wish you knew or want to learn?
Setting faceted stones.
Where do you get/find your inspiration?
Most of the time it comes from the stone(s). I just love to work with them!
My pink chalcedony pendant (my second bezel!), pink sapphire spiral earrings, and lab opal pendant. The last two are wirework, I don't have many metalsmithed pieces because I'm still playing around with soldering. :)
Name a metalsmith whose work you admire?
I admire Alex Maryaskin's work, especially his filigree. He also has this AMAZING silver goblet with an amethyst crystal for a handle. His website is http://www.artoffiligree.com. I was amazed when he asked me to be his apprentice!
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