Sculpture Shows, May 20th and June 7th

Bring Art into your life- Enjoy wonderful 3 dimensional sculptural work.

On May 20th you have a chance to visit the beautiful sculpture garden at Hawk Ridge Farm for “Embracing Earth”. A number of my pieces are included in the show.  The image below is “Spring Series #1”, a piece that is hammered out of a flat sheet of copper.

I look forward to meeting you at the opening. Or you will enjoy a stroll through the wooded sculpture path at any other time you can make it. More information is below.

Another sculpture show “Power of Place” will open on June 7th in Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells. I am still working on a piece that will be included in that show. I can’t wait to finish it and have you be able to see and interact with it.

Enjoy the slow coming spring.  Antje

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New work by Gary Haven Smith
EMBRACING EARTH
Hawk Ridge Farm Pownal, Maine
May 20th – July 23rd, 2017
May Wine Opening Reception 
Saturday, May 20 th 4:30-6:30pm
with Steve Lindsay at the piano
Sculpture by New England artists shown in country home and gardens and along woodland trail.   

Sunday afternoon open houses from 1pm-4pm.

   

Maple Tree talks listed on website. Open by Appointment. 
Save the Dates
 
GARY HAVEN SMITH
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit,  Maine
May 1st – October 31st, 2017
POWER OF PLACE
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells, Maine
May 26th – October 16th, 2017
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 7  th 4:30-6:30pm


June LaCombe SCULPTURE 
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Workshop- Forging and Foldforming

Create your own hardware, or jewelry.

This is a 4 week workshop, initially tailored to woodworkers wanting to create their own hardware. But all the skills taught can be applied to creating jewelry as well.
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Students will learn how to create draw handles, pulls, hooks or other metal elements, ( or bracelets, earrings) by hammering/forging a square or round rod of copper. This workshop gives a basic understanding of how metal can move and how pliable it is. Hammer marks can be used as design elements or can be planished out, filed smooth and even polished. In addition we will explore how to hammer sheet metal into decorative design elements. (or jewelry) Flat sheets also can be folded and hammer to explore very 3 dimensional shapes. Who knows where inspiration will take you.

This workshop will expand the vocabulary of the students, learning what is possible with metal. This exploration might also open the doors to use metal elements in conjunction with the wood design.

Even if students don’t want to fabricate the metal pieces themselves, they will have an idea of how to design it and work with a metalsmith to fabricate exactly what fits their design.

Most practice pieces will be done in copper, but eventually can be executed out of brass, bronze, silver or other metals, depending on the technique.IMG_2533

When and Where:

Starting Tuesday April 5

4 Weeks, Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm

Mill St. Rockland

Cost:

$140 per student- this includes shop fee and cost of copper rod and sheet

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Early bird price $120 if registered and paid by 3/12/16 with check or cash

min. 4 students

max. 8 students

Registration Deadline: 3/29/16

email: info@visualartsmaine.com or call 207-542-4285

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Antje Roitzsch

20 Mill St.

Rockland, ME 04841

Tools:

Tools that would be good to have, but not necessary for the class itself: cross peen hammers, planishing hammers, any metal plate that can receive hammer marks. (I now have a nice selection of hammers to share and metal plates.)

Ear protection is a must and may be leather glove for the holding hand.

I am looking forward to spending time with you and teaching you some new skills.

Antje

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POETICS OF PLACE- SCULPTURE SHOW

Antje Roitzsch will be represented with 6 Sculptures at this show:
Lucent Journey

Constance Rush, Lucent Journey, marble, 10 x 28 x 8 inches

Hawk Ridge Farm
Pownal, Maine
June 6th – July 26th, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday June 6th, 4:00-6:00 pm

 

When a sculpture is carefully sited on the landscape, both the piece and the place resonate in new ways. This exhibition and sale features sculpture by fifty New England artists shown in a country home and surrounding meadows, historic gardens and a woodland trail. Visit this exhibition to select sculpture for your home and garden and join us for our Maple Tree Talks.

 

Open by appointment with Open Houses Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 400 pm
June.lacombe@gmail.com 207-688-4468

Video of Antje

In this video Antje is talking about her art: Bronze sculptures and pendants, Foldform jewelry and sculpture, outdoor sculptures and the connection to the heart and her other passion; Massage Therapy.

Demonstration during Artisan Tour

Lori Lacy and Antje Roitzsch are demonstrating their techniques during the Artisan Tour.

We will be in the studio again tomorrow- bring your curiosity and questions.

Lori Lacy is showing how to anodize her Titanium jewelry

Lori Lacy is showing how to anodize her Titanium jewelry

Lori is putting resist onto the titanium in areas that should not get colored

Lori is putting resist onto the titanium in areas that should not get colored

Antje is showing the first step of foldforming.

Antje is showing the first step of foldforming.

forging the folded earring

forging the folded earring

opening up the fold

opening up the fold

Ariadne earrings in different stages: pattern, folded and hammered, opened, and finished shape

Ariadne earrings in different stages: pattern, folded and hammered, opened, and finished shape