"ornament as art"

helen-drutt-book.jpg this could be the best gift i've ever received. chris (my husband) gave it to me for christmas. if you are a metalsmith, jewelry collector, art book collector or just a lover of the unusual, beautiful and truly artistic, you will want to own this book. the title is "ornament as art, avante garde jewelry from the helen williams drutt collection, the museum of fine arts, houston". i was very excited to see the work of wendy ramshaw featured. i took a two week workshop with her when i went to haystack school of arts in crafts in maine in the summer of 2000. also, eleanor moty whom i took a workshop with at SIUE while in school. i have just had time to briefly look thru it but can't wait to get a hot cup of tea, my couch "wobbie" and settle into it for an evening.