Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Masako Onodera at the William Busta Gallery

                                                        Masako Onodera  Eruption Cuff

On view now until November 12th is the exhibition Tactile Bodies featuring the work of Masako Onodera.  Her work has an oddly sensuous quality while being at the same time slightly unsettling.
She has taught metals and jewelry at Bowling Green University since 2008.  You can find more information about Masako at http://web.mac.com/masakoonodera/Masako_web/Home.html.
The William Busta Gallery is located at 2731 Prospect Ave.  Click here for more info about WBg.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bridesmaids Workshop at Tap

The girls working on their necklaces.

We had a fun afternoon at the studio with Leanora and her bridesmaids.  They each created a unique charm necklace using stamping, hammering and forming techniques.  Some embellished their charms with Swarovski crystals.
Leanora contemplating her design.

Some of the completed charms.

Everyone modeling their finished necklaces

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Todd's getting ready for the trip to South Dakota

     Todd and Roman on the lookout for gold on the Chagrin River

Practicing his panning technique.

Todd will shortly be on his way to the Black Hills of South Dakota prospecting for gold.   Along with Gabriel Craig (project founder),  Amy Weiks and the lucky couple,  Todd is going prospecting for the gold he will use to create the wedding bands. More info on the project  
The story might possibly be published by American Craft Magazine.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Open studio this Saturday at Tap June 25, from 12:00 to 4:00

Stop by this Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 and see what's new at our studio.  You can either come on your own or hop on the Art Space trolley for a tour of our neighborhood.  The tour is organized every year by Bill and Harriet Gould who are true urban pioneers and promoters of our area.  Go to  http://artspacecleveland.com/ or 216/241-4355 for reservations or more information.
This is a great opportunity to discover a part of your city you might not be too familiar with.  Have a look at the current issue of Cool Cleveland to view a feature of who is included in the trolley tour.[Image]

Friday, June 17, 2011

Debra at the Shaker Arts and Music Fest tomorrow and Sunday

Make sure stop by my booth if your going to the Shaker Arts and Music Festival this weekend and see what new pieces I've been working on.   For more info click 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We are back from Seattle

Todd and I escaped for almost two weeks to attend the SNAG conference in Seattle.  We had four days to immerse ourselves in a world of contemporary jewelry and craft related lectures, demonstrations, and exhibitions.  Here is a very interesting blog from the Art Jewelry Forum that highlights some of the topics discussed and shows a few pieces from an outstanding exhibition we saw there called Geography.  http://www.artjewelryforum.org/blog/

After the conference we took a bit of time to explore the Olympic Peninsula

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The launch of Todd's new website

We are pleased to announce the creation of Todd's new website.
You can learn more about Todd and find out what fantastic new creations he is working on.


Monday, May 9, 2011

The latest Wedding Band Workshop couple at Tap

Last weekend we had the pleasure of getting to know Amy & Bob.  They are a fun loving couple who came to our studio to make their own wedding bands.  It is always a wonderful experience for us to welcome people into our workshop who have an adventurous spirit and guide them to making rings that are truly unique and reflective of their own personalities!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Debra's Orange Art Center Class Visits Tap Studios

Last Friday we welcomed my Orange Art Center class to the studio.  Sometimes a new working environment gets those creative juices flowing.  A productive afternoon was had by all.  More about the OrangeArt Center
This Sunday at 1:00 we will meet at the Convivium 33 Gallery at Josaphat Arts Hall to view the current exhibition: 21st Century Expressions of the Second Sex.  The exhibition represents work by the regions most thought provoking female artists.  http://josaphatartshall.com/gallery/

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Todd's Next Adventure!

Those of you who have followed Tap Studios throughout the years are well aware of Todd's adventure streak.
Remember the hike across Iceland?  And his jaunts through Ohio's wilderness with his orienteering events.
In a few months it's off to the Black Hills of South Dakota panning for gold.
Todd has been invited to join Gabriel Criag's project that will document artistically and ethically produced wedding bands from start to finish.  Learn more about the project here:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lunch on Fridays presents Todd Pownell and Debra Rosen April 22

Thanks to everyone at CIA and especially Professor Christian Wulfan for inviting us to give a talk about our work, Tap Studios and what we do there.  The talk mostly focused on our ideas of embracing craft as a lifestyle.  That by exposing the public to handmade, one of a kind objects increases awareness of the material and thus the actual work involved in making.

The Orange Art Center Faculty Exhibition Opening This Friday April 29

Debra will have work in the upcoming Orange Art Center Faculty exhibition. 
This show will feature a variety of work from the diverse group of talented instructors
from the center.
Friday is the patron reception and the show runs through May 1st
More info on the website 
or call 216.831.5130

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Welcome to TAP Studio's Blog!

Check back to see what we've been up to lately, more posts coming soon!
Visit us at our Website or contact us by emailing Debra!