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2001 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pin was made for the 'pin swap' at the annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths held in 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. It is part of a collection of pins made for this event by the students of Robert Ebendorf at East Carolina University, and presented to the V&A.

A 'pin swap' is an ice-breaking event often held at the start of American jewellery conferences. Delegates make a batch of inexpensive, original and distinctive pins or brooches which they then exchange with other attendees. It is intended to encourage people to circulate and socialise, and generates an ingenious if perhaps ephemeral array of commemorative work.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
'Table Football' figure, pencils, paintbrush, rubber and base metal
Brief Description
Brooch of Table Footballer, by Bryan Petersen, USA, 2001.
Physical Description
'Table Football' figure in red shirt bisected in three dimensions by pencils of varying widths. One pencil resembling a witches hat and another, finished with a paintbrush, a broomstick.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10cm
  • Width: 10.42cm
  • Depth: 9.23cm
Production typeLimited edition
Marks and Inscriptions
Unmarked
Credit line
Given by the Artist
Object history
This pin was made for the 'pin swap' held at the 2001 conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Richmond, Virginia. It is part of a collection of pins made for this event by the students of Robert Ebendorf at East Carolina University, and given to Clare Phillips who represented the V&A at this conference (M.16-2001 to M.26-2001).
Historical context
A 'pin swap' is an ice-breaking event traditionally held at the start of American jewellery conferences. Delegates make a batch of inexpensive but distinctive pins or brooches which they then exchange with other attendees. It is intended to encourage people to circulate and socialise, and generates an ingenious if perhaps ephemeral array of commemorative work.
Summary
This pin was made for the 'pin swap' at the annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths held in 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. It is part of a collection of pins made for this event by the students of Robert Ebendorf at East Carolina University, and presented to the V&A.



A 'pin swap' is an ice-breaking event often held at the start of American jewellery conferences. Delegates make a batch of inexpensive, original and distinctive pins or brooches which they then exchange with other attendees. It is intended to encourage people to circulate and socialise, and generates an ingenious if perhaps ephemeral array of commemorative work.
Collection
Accession Number
M.25-2001

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record createdJuly 11, 2001
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