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Enamel time!

Posted by Melissa Cameron on February 26, 2015 at 9:02pm 0 Comments

Jewel for a wall - brooches, wall work

Yes folks, it's getting close to enamel time. If you're in New York State in the middle of next month, you can come take a two-day class with me at the Enamel Guild North East annual workshops, and see me give a presentation about my work at the conference on Sunday the 22nd of March. And if…

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CONNECTING THE DOTS - Virginia Statewide Artisan Conference- Highlight

Posted by Sarah EK Muse on February 26, 2015 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

Statewide Artisans Conference MEET & GREET:

Monday, March 16, 6:30 PM…



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A Strange Definition of Mental Illness

Posted by The Justified Sinner on February 22, 2015 at 11:53am 0 Comments

I remember hearing an article on Radio 4's "All in the Mind" programme about how the definitions of mental illness were changing due to the re-writing of a single book which is generally used to define all mental illnesses. A psychiatrist who disagreed with the new definitions pointed out,



"most people in the west do not consider themselves to be fundamentally happy... because the majority of the population do not consider themselves to be happy, we could say that anyone…

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How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul

Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 13 Comments

By Grace Dobush, 02.19.15 wired.com

I shut down my Etsy store in November.

I’d been a seller since April 2006, less…

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Packaging Design

Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2015 at 11:00am 4 Comments

http://www.lushlee.com/electric-love-by-grain/

I recently received a jewelry item I had purchased during a fundraiser…

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UK Artist raises Awareness of Homelessness via Model Pigeons

Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2015 at 10:34am 0 Comments

Soho Pigeons

Dozens of rainbow-colored plastic pigeons have roosted on the lampposts of London’s Soho to raise awareness of homelessness in the city center. The installation of 50 model pigeons, curated by Sim Smith Gallery and designed by artist Patrick Murphy, went up in Soho Square and Greek Street on 3 February, and will remain there for three months. …

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Thonet Concept Bike

Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2015 at 10:03am 0 Comments

Thonet Concept Bike by Andy Martin Studio

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London designer Andy Martin has designed a wooden road bicycle for Thonet using the steam-bending processes the German furniture company first employed in 1859 for its classic cafe chair.…

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Kimono - The Importance of Patterns

Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2015 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Kimono, Japan, 1870-1900, Artist/Maker: Unknown

Materials and Techniques: Silk crêpe with embroidered and resist-dyed decoration

V&A Museum number: FE.14-1983

Gallery location: In V&A Storage

This kimono has a lavish overall design of…

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All You Need is Telstar: A collaborative international necklace

Posted by Ana M. Lopez on February 16, 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

A temporary, transatlantic, creative partnership between Poppy Porter and myself sprang up for the purpose of generating a piece of wearable art for the Crafthaus Co-Operation:Garnish project.  The project is a traveling, juried exhibition that…

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The Museum of Very Small Objects

Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 13, 2015 at 9:58am 0 Comments

"There is a whole universe of easily overlooked and forgotten things that remain unclassified. Once noticed, these Very Small Objects seem to exist in every niche and corner in…

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