PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
- blog post by Amber O'Harrow, 2014 Arrowmont / crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient
After dinner, there was an orientation, and then our class met for the first time. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We seem to have a good group. Tonight, we each gave a presentation of our work, so that we would understand one another better. The work was diverse and excellent. I am looking forward to seeing some interesting work by the end of the week!
- blog post by John Lunn
I've been so busy with work I've missed writing the blog for a couple of weeks. I've got some ideas to share, I just need time to assemble the thoughts. In the meanwhile, let me share my latest flute images. These portraits are of famous opera divas past and present (taken from images while in costumed role).
A rich feast of color radiating from a large, handwoven tapestry of alpaca wool; an elegant choker necklace delicately twined and forged with 18K and 22K gold; a cosmic quilt, woven from mylar and holographic film; a Whisker Organ made of real cat whiskers, which play lovely organ music…Continue
Material: Porcelain, glaze, hand-painted decorations, fabric, embroidery
Dimensions: Various, highest point of jug: 26 cm
Commission: Nymphenburg, München
"It began as pure necessity. I had a small space to work in and it was a very convenient. I just needed a blade, a ruler, some cardboard and a cutting…Continue
I'm on holiday just now and for the first time in years actually have a holiday to take with no classes to teach. It is quite a luxury and I'll be spending the next few weeks entertaining a metalsmith friend from the USA, Madelyn Smoak and there will definitely be blog posts about that. In the meantime,…Continue
Gillian Bates is a UK-based textile artist who specializes in embroidery to capture memories of seaside Britain. Her work is done as if she’s drawing with needle and thread instead of a pen, as she makes her mark by using a freehand…Continue
I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together-…Continue
When you hear the word 'barber shop' and think of 4 men singing in close harmonies you are correct but still missing a large part of the story. The profession of barbering is actually quite old and much more interesting. Archeological studies indicate that some crude forms of…Continue