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METALINK: MARK RAMSOUR "Our Recent Visit to India"

  • 18 Jan 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tucson Parks & Recreation Randolph Complex Arts & Crafts Building #4 Jewelry Studio, 200 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85711 Info: 520-791-4063 X130

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Mark and girlfriend Nancy were invited to participate in a friend's traditional Indian wedding on November 19th, 2013 in the City of Thrissur in the Carda state of India. This was a once in a lifetime experience including: attending the traditional application of henna to the future bride; visiting the Taj Mahal; viewing The Marble factory where artisans produce intricate stone carvings, inlays and friezes in a totally unmechanized shop; experiencing a traditional Indian dinner on a houseboat; taking in a Hindu play with ornate jewelry and richly adorned costumes; riding, washing and being washed by elephants; buying priceless rugs; traveling through three palatial states in India with the blessing of Ganesh the Elephant God of Happiness and Prosperity.

BIO:
  • His Publications include: June, 2002 “Featured Artist” in Trish McAleer’s Metal Corrugation, Surface Embellishment and Element Formation for the Metalsmith ; January, 2010 LAPIDARY JOURNAL/JEWELRY ARTIST Magazine featured an article written by Mark Ramsour “Classic Agate Cuff Project: Create a Timeless Design for a Fantastic Stone”. This process explores the creation of simple appliqués created without a pitch bowl – a process unique to mark called “Stump Repousse”.; June 1999 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Mark’s featured article was on “Forge Welded Mokume Gane” in June of 1999; and February, 2010 TUCSON EZ-GUIDE Magazine (Complete Guide to the 2010 Tucson Showcase) featured in an article written about longtime jewelry instructor Mark Ramsour “Mark Ramsour: Friend of Fire, Lover of Tools, and 36 Tucson Gem Shows”. Mark is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the American Crafts Council, ADC, and the Neo-Tribal Metalsmiths.

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