MCC 2013: SPOTLIGHT ON INSTRUCTOR ROBERT LIU

1 05 2013
ROBERT LIU - HEAT BENT BAMBOO NECKPIECES

ROBERT LIU – HEAT BENT BAMBOO NECKPIECES

Robert Liu is a talented jewelry artist who has been promoting ornamental jewelry for years.  His background may surprise you. He was trained as an ethologist/ichthyologist, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he worked on experimental gerontology in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine.

In 1975 , he founded the publication,The Bead Journal, and left the bio-medical research field. In 1978, it became  Ornament, a journal of personal adornment.

Robert is a self-trained jeweler and photographer, and co-editor of

Robert Liu

Robert Liu

Ornament. He’s the author of Collectible Beads, and has written over 675 articles on gerontology, ichthyology, animal behavior, military technology/history and construction equipment in addition to his many publications on ancient, ethnographic and contemporary jewelry and personal adornment.

He is currently exploring the use of bamboo as a sustainable jewelry material and joins us as one of the instructors for Master Class Camp, debuting his bamboo workshop.  He has lectured and given workshops on jewelry photography and is currently finishing a book entitled The Photography of Personal Adornment.  

To register for Robert’s workshop, download the workshop info and registration form here.

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30 06 2013
mariesegal

Robert’s class looks very interesting Kathryn! I feel this might be a valuable asset in combination with polymer clay! Beautiful!

1 07 2013
clayfests

Marie, yes it is. I have some of his pieces and am working on some with polymer. Will share pictures when I get it done.

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