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Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2015 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

"War Pigs", Giuseppe Pellican

MAY 24 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES

A group exhibition of contemporary craft…

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A Museum of ‘No-Longer-Art’ Opens in Hyde Park (Chicago)

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

A porcelain and aluminum sculpture by Jeff Koons that shattered in a fall. Courtesy: Salvage Art Institute

The Salvage Art Institute is a refuge for art in limbo.

Once-valuable…

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Fake It to Make It: The Dilemma of Delegating Fabrication

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

BY Stephen Shaheen, Modern Painters | April 22, 2015

Contemporary art faces a dilemma. At no other time has the celebrity of
 the author been more important in the marketing of the artwork. Yet at no other time have artists been so…

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Fragile ? Ceramics at the National Museum Cardiff

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Did you ever expect to visit a ceramics exhibition and be asked to bring your vinyl collection along with you? Or to be invited to walk over and destroy one of the exhibits?

Fragile? showcases the beauty and diversity of contemporary…

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Insta-nonsense

Posted by Melissa Cameron on April 23, 2015 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

Did I mention that I’ve joined Instagram?

Studio Door

Square images are my new…

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Joe Meiser - Everything is in Flux

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 22, 2015 at 8:02am 0 Comments

Trophies for Religious Violence, 2004, 29” x 9” x 9” each, bronze, porcelain, and gold spray paint.

Religious belief can inspire both selfless acts of kindness, and senseless acts of violence. At the heart of most religions are notions of love and…

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Call for Entries Fiberart International 2016

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 22, 2015 at 7:34am 0 Comments

Fiberart International is a benchmark exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiberart.



FI2016, the 22nd edition in an ongoing series of triennial shows, will be juried by Chunghie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali…

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On Show Now!

Posted by Melissa Cameron on April 21, 2015 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

Object Evolution exhibition installed at Bini Gallery in Collingwood, Australia.
Object Evolution exhibition installed at Bini Gallery in Collingwood, Australia.

My solo exhibition, Object Evolution, is on at…

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Spring Break - A Holiday And A New Suit

Posted by The Justified Sinner on April 21, 2015 at 5:00am 4 Comments

I've been on holiday! Last thing on my bench were the silver "rabbit in a hat" charms, one of which I managed to set and polish:

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat - WIP - 36



This one has 24 x 1.8mm garnets round it and I'm making others with…

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Heather Woof - Windswept

Posted by Brigitte Martin on April 20, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Heather is a jeweler working with a range of metals, from silver and gold, to titanium and steel. She regards her work as wearable sculpture on a miniature scale creating forms that capture a sense of movement and challenge the perception of static and fluid, hard and soft.…

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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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Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?This blog is a research-based discussion of personal inclusions in the Jewelry/Metals field and the titles and boundaries that define us as artists.See More
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This is a nice example of a teacher-student relationship: Teresa Faris made the earrings, her student, Neta Ron, created the ring. 2015Sterling, CitrinePhoto: Brigitte Martin
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Scrounging for materials and tools is a central part of my studio practice, and there are great bargains to be found!  In the past year, I’ve purchased a nice amount of silver for about $2/ounce, received several pounds of enamels, and refurbished hundreds of rusty chasing tools.  Luck has a lot of influence, and the generosity of donors cannot be understated, but there are also strategies involved to help make oneself luckier as well. This blog will also promote recycling and reusing by…See More
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    May 11, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm – Chelsea, NYC

    A benefit to be held in NYC for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.  It will feature drawings by well known ceramic artists,  Monday, May 11, 20156-8:30 p.m.Cavin Morris Gallery210 11th Avenue

    Organized by Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Don Thomas | Type: fundraiser

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