The Ring A Day (RAD) project is the little project that grew to international status…
“Jewelry Designer. Graphic Designer. Appreciator of modern design.
For the year 2010, I have given myself the challenge to create a ring every day. They can be made out of anything. The only restriction is that I must make one ring every day for 365 days. I will be posting all of my rings here.
Several other artists have joined me in this challenge. You can see their work here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/rad2010/” …from the blog of Nina Dinoff
…and so it began – a few at the start that soon grew to hundreds of jewelry artisans committed to designing and fabricating a “Ring A Day”!
While there will always be the Flickr group with photos of every piece submitted…the little Lark tome is a handy at home or in the classroom reminder of the exercise.
Brilliantly standing in its jewel toned red cover – Marthe LeVan has once again curated a collection that gives the novice an idea of the entirety of the project. Sampling rings of every material be it animal, vegetable, mineral or metal and all things in between.
“ What started as a small adventure, day by day, grew to become an incredible and amazing experience. Also, this project brought my pieces, along with many other participants, to a United States Exhibition and it has been published by Lark Books in this fantastic book. Thank you all!” …from the 18kt blog by Marta Sanchez
The project started with the agreement to “make a ring a day no matter where you are, what materials are at your disposal, or how much time you have available” and post a photograph of it to Flickr. The project was designed to encourage people to find beauty, art, and jewelry everywhere. Their imaginative rings showcase a range of unusual things, from a pencil sharpener to a tiny baby doll to an egg, and even poodle hair! Comments and quotes from the artists themselves provide plenty of insight into the work.
…and so the project grew from a Flickr Group to international Art exhibitions – including the Annual Conference of the prestigious Society of North American Goldsmiths.
RAD exhibition at SNAG
EtsyMetal is pleased to announce that the Ring a Day Project has been accepted as an exhibition for theSociety of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) upcoming Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.
RAD, a Ring a Day for 365 days(working title)
Thurs May 5 to Sun May 29, 2011 – At the Punch Gallery in Seattle – More about the exhibition here. from the “ring a day” blog
Thank you to Lark for providing a review copy of this book and I apologize for taking so long with the review…it is never too late to pick up inspiration!