Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project. Want to learn a new skill? Have an idea that just needs a little financial help? Wished you could get a craft community related project off the ground?

Past recipients started an international community project with a women's cooperative in Turkey, traveled from Australia to Canada to partake in collaborations across craft media, and learned new techniques that fell outside of their usual scope of work.

What's your project? Get funded!

Entry deadline: September 30, 2014.

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Garry Knox Bennett: Full Circle

Posted by Mike Holmes on September 23, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

VELVET DA VINCI…

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One Design, 10 Artisans

Posted by Melissa Cameron on September 23, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Studio 20/17 have put up a post on their blog that has a bunch of great pictures documenting the recent One Design workshop that took place in their gallery.…

Collaboration between Melissa Cameron and a One Design workshop participant - artist name unknown. Image courtesy the Studio 20/17 blog.

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Some writing about jewelry

Posted by Melissa Cameron on September 22, 2014 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

A friend of mine in Seattle, the inimitable Aran Galligan (who I mentioned before when her show opened just down the road from me at Seattle Pacific University), has an online wedding ring store, Aide Memoire Jewelry. I recently answered…

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Call for Artists: Typoramics

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:59am 0 Comments

Typoramics is looking to fill the last 10 slots to be a part of an exciting thesis where typography meets ceramics. If you are an artist that uses type as part of their ceramic work, you could be included in my thesis catalog, which I plan to push to be published in the future. If…

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The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

From: 26/09/2014 To: 27/09/2014  09:00 - 17:00
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,…
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New Jewelry Artist Studio and Gallery seeks work

Posted by Paul Bierker on September 22, 2014 at 11:09am 0 Comments

Hello Group!  I am opening a new state of the art production gallery in Pittsburgh PA.   Our target date for the opening will be October 25th.  The Gallery will be at the new Dough Boy square apartment complex on Butler St. in the lower Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. This will be a high visibility and profile location.

I am hoping to find new candidates to showcase in this location. If you are interested,  Please forward me your info, as well as a link to your work. My target…

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Making Meaning in the Marketplace Symposium in Boston

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Join the North Bennet Street School and the American Craft Council for "Success Stories" a Making Meaning in…
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Is Jewelry an Art Form?

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Blog by Miranda Tay on Arts HUB

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Hanna Liljenberg - Paper Barnacles

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 21, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Hanna Liljenberg grew up on the west coast of Sweden. Drawn to her country's native landscape, her work reflects its rugged beauty. Sources of inspiration are the often harsh natural wilderness and industrial seaside, barnacles and sharp iron pieces.…

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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!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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Tom Loeser Retrospective, "It Could Have Been Kindling" at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin. Exhibition runs from October 5, 2014 - January 11, 2015. Opening reception: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00-5:00 pm.http://www.wisconsinart.org/exhibitions/view/exhibition-gallery.aspxTom Loeser Eddy White oak, spruce, 2008 Lent by Charlene and Paul Johnson…See More
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