Grand Prize Winner
"Pepo" Miniature Teapot ©
Materials: sterling, anodized aluminum
Dimensions: 5" high x 5" deep x 7" long
School: San Diego State University
Teachers: Helen Shirk, Arline Fisch, Wendy Maruyama
Metal-arts department head: Helen Shirk
Photo: Charleen Weidell
How it was created: "Pepo" is made of 18-gauge sterling sheet that was raised, chased and repousséd. The handle and lid elements were carved from aluminum stock and wire, anodized and dyed. This was one of three semester projects.
The design was inspired by my interest in botanical images and the cycles of life that can be used as metaphors for my own growth. "Pepo" is the name of the squash family that this object resembles. I hope to convey the characterization of a quick and perky image for the pick-me-up cup of tea.
4146 Stephens St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Society of American Silversmiths, Grand Prize, Jan. 2001
- Society of North American Goldsmiths, juried exhibition, Richmond, VA, Feb. 2001
- "Tiaras Will Be Worn, An Exhibition", Shaw Jewelry, gallery exhibition, Northeast Harbor, ME, and 2001 SNAG Conference, Richmond, VA, Feb.2001
- "Millennium Metal 2001 Exhibition", Artemis Gallery, juried exhibition, Richmond, VA, Feb.2001
- 2001 International Traveling Exhibition; Norway, Sweden, and Russia, Spring 2001
- Graduate Equity Fellowship Grant, Fall 2000, Spring 2001
- SDSU University Grant, Fall 2000, Spring 2001
- Coca Cola International Scholarship, travel scholarship, Fall 1999
- Women's Jewelry Association, scholarship, Aug. 1999
- SDSU University Scholarship, Fall 1099, Spring 2000
- SDSU University Grant, Fall 1999, Spring 2000
- Penland School of Crafts, work/study scholarship, Summer 1099
- The Fine Art of Craft Exhibition, Annapolis, MD, exhibition, May 1999
- Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, exhibition, April 1999
- SDSU Art Council, scholarship, Spring 1999
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, work/study scholarship, Summer 1998
- Paul Lingren Memorial Scholarship, scholarship, Spring 1998
- San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, scholarship, Spring 1998
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Art 101, 2-Dimentional Design, Spring 2001.
- Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Beginning Jewelry, Fall 2000.
- Graduate Assistantship for SDSU Jewelry/Metalsmithing Department Lab Technician and Student Assistant. This job requires the knowledge and care of the facilities and equipment, the use, safety and disposal of chemicals, and the operation of the studio and the assistance of students during lab hours, Fall 1999, Spring 2000.
- Student Assistant Lab Technician, work study, Fall 1997, Spring, 1998, Fall 1998, Spring 1999. Job description the same as above.
- Taboo Studio, a jewelry gallery, involves sales and customer assistance unique to limited addition, one of a kind, and custom art jewelry, Spring 1998-Spring 1999.
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