Kansas-based metalsmith and jeweler Dukno Yoon creates rings, bracelets, and other devices that mimic the movements of birds by harnessing the motion caused by the flick of the wrist or flexing of fingers. Yoon received his BFA from Kookmin University, Seoul and a MFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and most recently has been working on a series of metronomes that also explore the movement of birds. Though I was only able to embed a few of the animated examples of his work above, head…

Kinetic Rings Mimic the Flight of Birds. Kansas-based metalsmith and jeweler Dukno Yoon creates rings, bracelets, and other devices that mimic the movements of birds by harnessing the motion caused by the flick of the wrist or flexing of fingers.

Top Secrets II  Bonnie Klein  1994, pink ivory and ebony    Smithsonian American Art Museum  Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003)

Top Secrets II Bonnie Klein pink ivory and ebony Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery

Michael Berger  kinetic ring  yellow gold 750/000  12 diamonds  micro ball bearings

Michael Berger kinetic ring yellow gold 750/000 12 diamonds micro ball bearings

Jennifer Crupi  born Red Bank, NJ 1973  Ornamental Hands: Figure One  2010  sterling silver, acrylic, ink-jet print on vellum  15 x 8 ½ x 5 ½ in.  Courtesy of the artist  Photo by Christian Luis and Jennifer Crupi

Jennifer Crupi born Red Bank, NJ 1973 Ornamental Hands: Figure One 2010 sterling silver, acrylic, ink-jet print on vellum 15 x 8 ½ x 5 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist Photo by Christian Luis and Jennifer Crupi

ute decker  crossing the lines  crossed lines combine with an elegant swing into playful energy.    hand-crafted in ethical silver with matt finish.

UTE DECKER-DE/UK crossing the lines crossed lines combine with an elegant swing into playful energy. hand-crafted in ethical silver with matt finish.

Sarah Schoolcraft  kinetic brooch#1: spin me round    This moves in a circular motion and the ball bearings go out the the end caps when spun. It also makes pleasant racket when the wearer walks.    materials:  Copper, plexiglass, steel, ball bearings, gesso & acrylic paint

Sarah Schoolcraft kinetic brooch#1: spin me round This moves in a circular motion and the ball bearings go out the the end caps when spun. It also makes pleasant racket when the wearer walks. materials: Copper, plexiglass, steel, ball bearings, gesso & acrylic paint

Hana Valley, First View from the “Peaks and Valleys Series”  Derek A. Bencomo  1995-97, milo    Smithsonian American Art Museum  Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003)

Hana Valley, First View from the “Peaks and Valleys Series” Derek A. Bencomo milo Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery

Vivian Beer  born Bar Harbor, ME 1977  Slither.walk.fly  2008  steel, automotive paint  38 x 95 x 45 ¾ in.  Smithsonian American Art Museum  Gift of Leon and Miriam Ellsworth, Brenda Erickson, Jere Gibber and J.G. Harrington, and David and Clemmer Montague in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Renwick Gallery  Photo courtesy of Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Bandhu Scott Dunham teaches lampwork glass at Brookfield Craft Center

Bandhu Scott Dunham teaches lampwork glass at Brookfield Craft Center

Erin C Williams  Replacement Heart    Spring 2006, Bronze, Brass, Copper, Acrylic, Silicone, Electronics, 7” x 5” x 5”

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Melissa Walter     Swing,Sway    Steel, handmade abaca paper, 7 1/2 x 3 x 6”, 2011.

Melissa Walter Swing,Sway Steel, handmade abaca paper, 7 x 3 x

Jay Macdonell | Allium Bulb, Black & White Pair    blown, cane, hot jointed, etched glass | Black: 38" x 18" x 11.5", White: 35.25" x 15" x 10"    Jay Macdonell is a classically trained glassblower—he served a traditional four-year apprenticeship with noted teacher and artist Robert Held. In great demand as a lecturer, teacher and demonstrator, Macdonell has worked for many Pacific Northwest studios and artists as

Jay Macdonell | Allium Bulb, Black & White Pair blown, cane, hot jointed, etched glass | Black: 38" x 18" x 11.5", White: 35.25" x 15" x 10" Jay Macdonell is a classically trained glassblower—he served a traditional four-year apprenticeship with noted teacher and artist Robert Held. In great demand as a lecturer, teacher and demonstrator, Macdonell has worked for many Pacific Northwest studios and artists as

rachel timmins   Keepin' It Level    sterling silver, fine silver, found level  (note: hinge to move level back and forth)  2009

rachel timmins Keepin' It Level sterling silver, fine silver, found level (note: hinge to move level back and forth) 2009

Matthew Naftzger   Ridiculous Vessel #25 | Lurkers | Thom the Creep  (May 2011)    Thom is one of the first known Lurkers, a subset of the "Ridiculous Vessel" family. He likes dark walks on the beach, climbing nearby trees, and lounging in dark corners. He has other relative, equally, well, lurky.  ***  Spring action, articulated legs, removable head (although that's not his favorite).

Matthew Naftzger Ridiculous Vessel #25 | Lurkers | Thom the Creep (May 2011) Thom is one of the first known Lurkers, a subset of the "Ridiculous Vessel" family. He likes dark walks on the beach, climbing nearby trees, and lounging in dark corners. He has other relative, equally, well, lurky. *** Spring action, articulated legs, removable head (although that's not his favorite).

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