I just got back from my very first SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Conference, and it was incredible. I lost count, but I went to about 10 lectures, 5 gallery shows, a short film, a trunk show, a maker-space tour, and explored Portland as much as I could. I also tried out a bunch of vegan restaurants, like I do wherever I travel!
My favorite lectures were Vivian Beer, Nick Dong, and a bunch of rapid-fire lectures by Peter Antor, Thomas Campbell, Yvonne Escalante, Tania Larsson, and Caitlin Skelcey.
I went to as many gallery shows as I could manage. Here are some highlights. Click on each image for more info.
I got to go on a tour of ADX, which is a maker-space in Portland. They have a wood shop, metal shop, jewelry shop, digital lab, screen printing shop, and many other facilities. It was so wonderful and I could have stayed there forever.
In between lectures and shows I spent as much time as I could wandering around Portland and eating delicious vegan food.
I'm so glad I got to go to the SNAG conference and participate in all the things I did. It was a little overwhelming and super busy but I had a fantastic time and came home with so much inspiration and ideas. I can't wait to see you all again next year in Chicago!