Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont

Last Day at Arrowmont

- blog post by Amber O'Harrow, 2014 Arrowmont / crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient

We started our last day as we always do, with a slide presentation.  Pat showed us interesting slides of native Alaskans drying gut, as well as wonderful works, using skins and other animal parts.

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Blog Posts

Jewels in Ferment 2014 - Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition and Awards

Posted by Vicky Saragouda on July 29, 2014 at 3:44pm 0 Comments

"Every year Jewels in Ferment aims to gather the infinitely individual expressions of contemporary jewellery makers…

Continue

Scholarship Opportunity - Jewelry Historians

Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 29, 2014 at 9:51am 0 Comments

The American Society of Jewelry Historians announces a scholarship award competition for current and recent graduate students. The award, to support and encourage new scholarship in the field of jewelry, includes a $750 scholarship, publication of the…

Continue

Jenny Ayrton (UK) - Molten Wonderlands

Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 29, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Jenny Ayrton captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass. Based on often overlooked everyday scenes she creates stage-sets upon which viewers may project their own story. A full-time mum six-days of the week she takes inspiration from the domestic world, often finding that the…

Continue

Purl Jamming: A Knitter's Tea Party with Adrienne Sloane ~ August 15-19, 2014

Posted by Peters Valley School of Craft on July 29, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

There are still spots available for this workshop ~ you can register on line http://www.petersvalley.org/store/html/product.cfm?id=349 or call…

Continue

Morgan Herrin - Carvings in 2 by 4s

Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 23, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Based in Richmond, Virginia artist Morgan Herrin transforms the most humble material—laminated construction grade 2x4s—into spectacularly detailed figurative sculptures. His choice of imagery is surreal: a noble 15th century knight melts into a network of…

Continue

Midsummer

Posted by The Justified Sinner on July 21, 2014 at 6:48am 0 Comments

Brighton Beach Scene

As usual, I've relocated to the South Coast for the summer and have been doing very little to do with work. Since my last post, I've had my friend and fellow-jeweller,…

Continue

Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators

Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 14, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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

Hella Jongerius: Craftsmanship in Industrial Design

Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 13, 2014 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

Four Seasons

Year: 2007

Material: Porcelain, glaze, hand-painted decorations, fabric, embroidery

Dimensions: Various, highest point of jug: 26 cm

Commission: Nymphenburg, München

Production: Nymphenburg

Category: Unlimited…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All
 
 
 

Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition

RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

Image above:

Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.

Latest Activity

Jaime Sawka joined Lorena Angulo's group
Thumbnail

Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
7 hours ago
Emilie Pritchard commented on Emilie Pritchard's photo
Thumbnail

Stalactites 3

"I'm not sure I can actually say I'm a jeweller, since most people mean a metalsmith when they say that.  I'm still strictly a beader, it's just that I use metal tubes as my beads and I "string" them into geometric…"
17 hours ago
Vicky Saragouda posted a blog post

Jewels in Ferment 2014 - Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition and Awards

"Every year Jewels in Ferment aims to gather the infinitely individual expressions of contemporary jewellery makers in relation to popular themes: wine and territories,…See More
18 hours ago
Aric Verrastro posted a photo

You Choose

mixed mediabrooch
19 hours ago
Brigitte Martin left a comment for Marissa Guthrie
"You are welcome. Glad to have you on board, let me know if you have questions, I am here to help. Best, Brigitte"
21 hours ago
Marissa Guthrie left a comment for Brigitte Martin
"Thank you Brigitte for welcoming me!"
22 hours ago
Corinna Coutouzi commented on Emilie Pritchard's photo
Thumbnail

Stalactites 3

"So you began as a weaver? Then a Beader, now a jeweller?"
yesterday
Corinna Coutouzi liked Emilie Pritchard's photo
yesterday
Corinna Coutouzi commented on Emilie Pritchard's photo
Thumbnail

Striped V 2

"very nice colour scheme!"
yesterday
Corinna Coutouzi liked Emilie Pritchard's photo
yesterday
Corinna Coutouzi commented on Emilie Pritchard's photo
Thumbnail

red black tets w points

"Very interesting arrangement, it seems like it should work well on the body?! "
yesterday
Corinna Coutouzi liked Emilie Pritchard's photo
yesterday
Peters Valley School of Craft posted blog posts
yesterday
Thea Clark and Teresa F Faris are now friends
yesterday
Kimberly Nogueira liked The Justified Sinner's blog post Glasgow Kelvin College Degree Show and Interim Degree Show - Addendum
yesterday
Sam Mitchell and Marissa Guthrie are now friends
yesterday

Events

masthead image credits

Holland Houdek

"Submammary Pectoral Plate (Side View)

Fabricated copper sheet, pierced, silicone breast implant, Swarovski crystals, bead-blasted, patina (2014)

Statement for 'Hyperbolic (Implants Series III)':
This series focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. These hand-fabricated objects glorify the highly individual and personal nature of prosthesis and surgeries, while evoking notions of memento mori and the fragile nature of the human form. Using real medical implants as inspiration, I have re-invented and exaggerated these devices for imagined bodies. The intention is for viewers to consider their own physicality and to visualize the absent anatomies implied by the work.

crafthaus disclaimers

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service