Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Professor Jack Cunningham

Title: Fragments and Curiosities (Series)
Dimensions: 80 x 135 mm
Materials: Oxidised silver, Perspex, cultured pearl, 18ct gold detail, amber, ruby.

View the new CRAFTHAUS online exhibition (October 24-November 24, 2014)

Tales from the Tool Box - Chapter 1

Curated by Mark Fenn - Studiofenn, UK

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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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The Justified Sinner commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I didn't buy any boots... they are not really my style, though I admire them.  There was a bull to sit on - a rather placid creature, it seemed, but I never thought to sit on it. If James had told me that you had done it, I would too, then…"
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Sophia Georgiopoulou commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Thank you for curating this exhibition. The works are beautiful and striking. Looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Lieta Marziali commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Most fabulous. All my work is narrative too. It is an urge that grew in me and has slowly permeated my entire practice. I now don't think I could work in any other way. Really looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Brigitte Martin commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I am thrilled to see you had such a great time, Dauvit. Funny, James took me boot shopping as well when I was down there and I visited the same store you went to. At the time, someone was getting his boots custom fitted, it was sight to be seen. You…"
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Linda Kaye-Moses commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Strong and beautiful exhibition. Thanks for giving us the chance to see this work."
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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Kim Cridler

"Where the Sweet Waters Fall", 2014

Painted Steel, aluminum, and concrete with stainless steel
Fabricated by KC Fabrications
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design and MTA Metro-North Railroad

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