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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Brian Adam

Metalsmith BenchTalk with Brian Adam

On the Thursday, July 8th program at 3PM Pacific and 6 PM Eastern, I chat with Brian Adam, who humbly describes himself 'a jeweller who makes spectacles'. See: for more information and some of those spectacles to whit he refers.

Brian Adam is 'a jeweller with an eye for fun. Spectacles are one of the most interesting areas of body adornment for me, and the most humorous, my earrings and rings are also quite light-hearted. My work continues to vacillate between extremes, between the loose organics of molten metals and the computer precision of functional spectacles. I notice I've been this way since my early days at design school: 8hr-long drawings were as fascinating to me as 10 second drawings were delightful. As far as I can tell I'm the only thread connecting my various styles. I made my first spectacles in 1981 when I put pauashell sunglasses into the collective of NZ kitsch, and eventually my work became more exacting and methodical.'

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