Partners & Sponsors

 

Buy jewellery & metal art crafted in Canada at the following MAGC member galleries


COPYRIGHT 2015

Legal Notices

Copyright & Trademark Notices

All materials on this Website (the "Site"), and the Site itself are protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights. These materials are owned by The Metal Arts Guild of Canada ("MAGC") or by the artists who created these materials. View Full Copyright Notice or this network's Terms of Service

 

FOLLOW US!

 Follow MAG on Twitter Follow MAG on Facebook

 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Thông cầu nghẹt bằng băng dính posted a blog post

TƯ VẤN DỊCH VỤ RÚT HẦM CẦU GIÁ RẺ TẠI NHÀ

Rút hầm cầu giá rẻ TPHCM hiện nay có nhiều công ty đảm nhiệm với chất lượng rất tốt mà giá cả lại rất vừa với túi tiền của nhân dân.Tìm địa chỉ rút hầm cầu giá rẻ nhanh tayBạn đang cần tìm sự hỗ trợ từ dịch vụ rút hầm cầu giá rẻ TPHCM giá rẻ nhất, xử lý nhanh nhất để giúp bạn giải quyết hiện trạng hầm cầu bị tắc hoặc đầy. Nhưng bạn lại đang lo lắng vì không biết nên lựa chọn đơn vị nào cho phù hợp. Tin chúng tôi đi, bạn sẽ không thể hài lòng hơn khi trải nghiệm dịch vụ của Hưng Phát. Điều gì để…See More
1 hour ago
Profile IconThông cầu nghẹt bằng băng dính, Amara Smith, huong phan and 3 more joined Metal Arts Guild of Canada
1 hour ago
Amara Smith posted a discussion

Query Fix by United Airlines Customer Service 1-844-550-9444

Dial the United Airlines Customer Service and connect with a reservation agent. They will inquire the travel date, departure and arrival destinations, number of passengers and preference of travel class. If the application leaves any space for doubt or queries, the customers should get in touch with Airlines Customer Service Phone Number.See More
2 hours ago
Alok Pathak updated their profile
22 hours ago
Goldens Leather posted photos
23 hours ago
diepvy2019 posted a discussion

Tổng hợp đầm dạ hội đẹp cho nàng công sở

Tổng hợp đầm dạ hội đẹp cho nàng công sở  to be chia sẻ trong bài viết sau. Dường tình yêu tham gia ngay lập tứcMua thành phần thưởng cho phần thưởng cho bạnAlvinStore is xưởng chuyên sỉ váy đầm, hàng thiết kế cao cấp tại TpHCM, provide the all váy đầm, quần áo, đầm maxi, đầm ôm cơ thể, .. AlvinStore là xưởng ban si vay dam cao cap giá rẻ tại TpHCM, ngoài ra our still is…See More
yesterday
Profile IconBồn cầu bốc mùi hôi and Web Design Toronto joined Metal Arts Guild of Canada
yesterday
Kaylee Smith posted blog posts
yesterday
dongvu posted a blog post

Sự khác biệt của các dự án Sunshine để trở nên hút khách như hiện nay.

Không giống như những chủ đầu tư khác sử dụng các công nghệ có sẵn, Sunshine Group đã đầu tư nghiên cứu và phát triển các giải pháp công nghệ riêng để mang đến sự hài lòng tối đa cho cư dân mua căn hộ.Ứng dụng công nghệ vào địa ốc: Xu hướng tất yếu của bất động sản cao cấp.Các chuyên gia kinh tế đánh giá BĐS Việt Nam là một trong số thị trường hấp dẫn tại châu Á. Mặc dù vậy, theo các chuyên gia việc ứng dụng công…See More
Tuesday
Web Design Toronto posted a blog post

WordPress Development Toronto | Website Design Toronto

Welcome to Web Design Toronto world! We are web design, WordPress and website development company in Toronto, ON. And providing SEO, SMO, e-commerce website, website maintenance, web development, and web design services with the best prices. You can contact Wiretree professional for your web designing requirements. We can make a new website and redesign your old website with full functionalities. Our website designs are very unique, attractive, effective, responsive and mobile friendly…See More
Tuesday
Web Design Toronto posted a status
Tuesday
Web Design Toronto updated their profile
Tuesday
profiletcl updated their profile
Monday
beptop updated their profile
Monday
Profile Iconbeptop and cuacuonazdoor432 joined Metal Arts Guild of Canada
Monday
Sam Lopez left a comment for Sam Lopez
"https://patch.com/michigan/hartland/long-distance-relationships-right-you Is a Long Distance Relationships Right For You?"
Monday
delta hpone posted a discussion

Contact United Airlines Reservations Phone Number +1 (844) 550 9444

Contact United Airlines Phone Number @ +1 (844) 550 9444 available for passengers who prerequisites for it. The toll-free number oblige those travelers who looking for online delta flying machines flight ticket booking, they will help you. Book United Airlines Flight tickets online with the unprecedented markdown by methods for United Airlines phone number. United Airlines Reservations Phone Number urges you to get minute flight ticket.…See More
Monday
Kaylee Smith posted a blog post

How to troubleshoot McAfee Error 2503?

McAfee is one of the foremost security software products across the globe. With the most advanced security system, McAfee undertakes a secure and threat free system for their individuals. The main aim of the Antivirus tool is to offer better protection from threats. The error code encounter with the McAfee error 2503 where their system freezes for some seconds and an error message is displayed on the screen of PC without any warning. Individuals…See More
Monday
cuacuonazdoor432 updated their profile
Monday
Profile Iconprofiletcl, Dong Ho and ETEST Education joined Metal Arts Guild of Canada
Sunday

Groups

Charles Funnell is an award-winning silversmith living in Coburg Ontario.
  • Hand crafted Sterling silver tea set, won the Saul Bell award for best hollow ware.
  • What led you down this career path?
I think it was a few key mentors along the way who introduced me to metal. Lois Betteridge was the first, when I took my first silversmithing class at the Haliburton School of the Arts, she was passionate about her

work, about teaching and about spreading that enthusiasm around. She caught my attention and I felt embraced by her warm personality. One day during the class she came over to me and watched what I was doing and said with great sincerity that I would make a good silversmith. That was magic to my ears!
Also Brigitte Clavette with whom I was taking another silversmithing class from at Haliburton. Again during class one day Brigitte came over to me and said offhandedly, why don't you come to the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, the next day I asked her if she was serious and she called the school to see if it would be possible and she got approval! The plan was to stay for 3 months, I left 2 years later. What a joy the college was and Brigitte was endlessly enthusiastic!
  • What are the motivations behind your works, your techniques & approach or the themes that run through your artworks?
I love learning period! I also love learning new techniques and exploring them through developing a series that  allows me to really get in there, to play and investigate. I like the word play, it summarizes much of what I do, though I am certainly guilty of often taking things far too seriously. It is usually more productive for me to let things happen, instead I often stew and  analyse problems to my breaking point and then go back to the simple solution that was staring me in the face the whole time! I guess I subconsciously buy into the Van Gogh effect! Why do I to torture myself? I really just want to PLAY, isn't that what we all want to do? For me solving the problems that arise along the way is both the best and the worst part of creating, it is both endlessly frustrating and wonderfully euphoric rolled into one. Maybe that is a good way to describe the way I work, love and hate, they are intimately bound, I guess without the struggle it would all seems just too easy, another Van Goghism!

Themes that run through my work are more like currents. Movement in the work is usually present in some way, wether implied or actual. The works ebb and flow like a current! It is the idea of energy flowing and pulsating that interests me, it is how the interrelationships and complexities between the sexes manifest themselves, it is communicating layered messages or interpretations that intrigue me!

When I am working on any project, I try to use the technique that is going to suite that aim. I like to keep that approach as

broad as I can, to allow myself the freedom to be innovative and learn something  new, either about the technique or about myself. I always want to push my own perceived limits, to surprise myself, to become more self-aware.
  • What are the best (and worst) parts of running your own business?
As far as running a business is concerned, I am really challenged. Like most artists, I just want to make and forget about everything else. Still my focus is on making work that I am proud of and the business side comes in a distant second. However as time goes by I am realizing more and more how important the business part really is, I just wish I were better at it, I know practice makes perfect! Lately the learning business curve is definitely accelerating.


  • What kind of commissions do you like the best?  What would be your dream project?

As far as commissions are concerned, I have learned that I need to have the freedom to do what I want. When I have had commissions to do very prescribed work I have had huge problems getting them done,  because I place such constgraints on myself that I feel paralyzed and stunted and am stuck, unable to move forward.  A dream project might be to do something really large or not to have any financial restraints put on the project!

 

Views: 261

Comment

You need to be a member of Metal Arts Guild of Canada to add comments!

Join Metal Arts Guild of Canada

© 2019   Created by MAG Tech Support.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service