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Knitted Knockers are the People's Choice

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

A group of volunteer knitters who make cotton artificial breasts for women who have had mastectomies has won an award in recognition of its charity work. Knitted Knockers UK claimed this year’s People’s Choice Epic Award, chosen by a public vote on …

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JMGA Sydney 2015

Posted by Melissa Cameron on May 28, 2015 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

 My work from the Caltrops series - 20th C Caltrop, 2015 - will be appearing in the 'Perfect mutations' exhibition will be held at Chrissie Cotter gallery from July 8th (opening) to 20th 2015 **

So I’m back from #SnagBoston, and made it home to cap off a great, if somewhat frenetic, conference experience with the 2015 edition of that perennial favourite, #SnagFlu. I’m blaming the 6:30am fire alarm on Thursday morning for getting us all off to a premature start, and costing us the last bit of energy needed to scrape home with immunity…

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Eight Lessons from the 2015 SNAG Conference - American Craft Council

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 28, 2015 at 1:38pm 1 Comment

Monica Moses shares eight takeaways from the Society of North American Goldsmiths' annual conference that took place in Boston May 20-23:

Metalsmiths…

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Skin - Beadwork by Sarah Maloney

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Skin ('03 -'12)

Skin, a piece I have been working on, on and off, for nine years. It is a life size woman’s skin made from approximately 400,000 tiny glass beads and nylon thread; it hangs from the ceiling like a garment on molded…

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The Artist as Jeweler: Giorgio Vigna

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Giorgio Vigna, Sasso

2015 collection, Copper, silver, magnetic brooches, Unique and signed, Courtesy Elisabetta Cipriani

BY Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | May 26, 2015

Born in 1955 in Verona, designer and artist…

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Exotic Bug Instruments

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Denmark-based design agency Scandinavian DesignLab took on the task of creating a branding scheme for Copenhagen-based fashion store PARISTEXAS with a most unusual series of designs that merge bugs with musical instruments. The clothing retailer esteems itself on its distinct and distinguished…

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Call for Artists: CAST (Publication)

Posted by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

You are invited to submit work for inclusion in the upcoming book CAST.

CAST will feature gorgeous images from both contemporary and historic artists whose work is defined by their use of casting as a primary process.…

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Towards a suit...

Posted by The Justified Sinner on May 26, 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Thanks For Everything!



Just spent the weekend in Brighton, a much needed break after the week of marking last week, marking the final submissions of our degree students. The above cake was a present from the lovely…

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#SnagBoston

Posted by Melissa Cameron on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Image courtesy Platforma
Image courtesy Platforma

Going to be in Boston for the SNAG conference this week? Come say hi! Not going to be there? Follow along with the shenanigans on Instagram or Twitter by following…

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Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.

What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?

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JMGA Sydney 2015

**So I’m back from #SnagBoston, and made it home to cap off a great, if somewhat frenetic, conference experience with the 2015 edition of that perennial favourite, #SnagFlu. I’m blaming the 6:30am fire alarm on Thursday morning for getting us all off to a premature start, and costing us the last bit of energy needed to scrape home with immunity uncompromised. I know that I did promise a Snag…See More
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