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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

A lot of people think they know how to sharpen pencils. They don't.

A practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening. The number one #2 pencil sharpener in the world, David Rees takes viewers through the delicate process of sharpening a pencil by hand. Watch and…


Call for Artists: LEAP Award 2016

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2015 at 7:41am 0 Comments

Amanda Packer. Recollect (collection of pendants). Copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread. $200 each. 2" x 5" x 1.5" average. LEAP Winner 2014.

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in…


The Art Room, UK: Art as Therapy for Disengaged Children

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Art and craft education benefits absolutely everybody and especially those who don't do well in standardized environments or have been through personal turmoil. In education, why do we focus so much on STEM when we really need to have…


The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston selected for Pier 4 Cultural Space

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Newbury Street-based nonprofit will move operations to 20,000-square-foot space on South Boston Waterfront

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Colorado-based real estate investment trust firm UDR have chosen The Society of Arts and Crafts as the future tenant for…


American Craft Council: Hip Pop Helps Emerging Designers Enter High-end Craft Show Market

Posted by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:04am 0 Comments

Application process opens: September 1, 2015.

Are you ready to take the next step with your career? Join a supportive community of fellow emerging artists in our Hip Pop…

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What is broken is not lost - Packaging

Artist: Natalia Araya

Sometimes, when something is broken, we take it for granted and decide it doesn't serve its purpose anymore. It just will never be the same again. Even if it's fixed, we are overlooking the immense potential things can have. With this small series, I would like to invite you to think twice next time something (or someone) broken crosses your path.

Horse: Porcelain, sterling silver, watch parts, leather.

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