Metal Clay Today’s Summer 2014 issue is out!

It’s been a while since I last wrote.

I guess two, no, three things happened that contributed to my stopping writing here for a time.  My little “one-man-band” photography business boomed dramatically, with me traveling…well, a lot.  We lost Leo.  And, between the two, I just kind of fell out of the habit.

I’m hoping to rectify that.  There’s lots happening.  Most all of it good.  Certainly, there’s quite a lot to share.  Since it’s been so long, figuring out where to start has created its own whirlpool of procrastination

But a new issue of Metal Clay Today came out yesterday, and it seemed as good a place to start as any.


I’m pleased with my contribution, an article entitled, “Photographic Guidelines for Juried Competitions and Book or Magazine Subscriptions.”  It’s a mouthful, but I’m happy with the content, and I love the visual presentation by Tes Shea, editor of MCT.  I chose the topic because my clients have had a lot of success getting published over the years. While fabulous jewelry work is clearly the key, there are photographic considerations that can help improve an artist’s chances of being accepted or published.

Here’s a snippet.  The rest of the article (and a great issue overall) is online at


p.s., I wish I could take credit for the cover photo (both the jewelry and the photo are gorgeous)  but, alas, I can’t.   Unless I’m mistaken, the photo is by the artist, Michela Verani.  Which proves the point of the article…that artists can do excellent photos of their own work if they have the desire to do so.

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One Response to Metal Clay Today’s Summer 2014 issue is out!

  1. John says:

    Thanks again, Steve.

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