2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient BLOG

Art can be a way to heal. Many artists privately face invisible medical and mental illness challenges that others are unaware of because they look, and act, absolutely normal. Some artists creatively tap into these challenges and give voice to them through a variety of mediums and styles. Invisible:VisAble, curated by artist Leisa Rich, is an art exhibition that features several artists whose art works are informed by their challenges. It is to be held in Atlanta in April, 2015 at Mason Fine Art Gallery. It is these shared experiences that break down barriers between humans and lightens the load, but only if we know they are shared. Why is it often a secret? This exhibit will help us to find out.

Welcome to the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant recipient's BLOG. Feel free to join this new group on crafthaus and stay informed about this wonderful project. 

Leisa Rich looks forward to share her story and to answer your questions!


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Now in its 5th year:

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Application deadline: January 10, 2015

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Pimpisa Tinpalit - Fiberglass Sculpture

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 20, 2014 at 2:59pm 0 Comments

I Was a Stranger, 2013

Size: 60 x 55 x 65 cm

Medium: Fiberglass

A childlike sense of wonder animates Pimpisa Tinpalit’s sculptures. “I sculpt every day,” she says, “and am always excited to find new…


Support the Metalsmithing Community by Supporting SNAG. Thank you!

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 20, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Metalsmiths and friends of metalsmiths:

In the next few years, SNAG will be revitalized through a variety of new initiatives and partnerships. Working with like-minded organizations, we learn more and get to share our passion with a…


Cranbrook Academy of Art: Call for Fellowship Applications

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Cranbrook Academy of Art, a preeminent graduate school of art, design and architecture seeks applications for two one-semester residential teaching fellowships for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. The Academy’s Critical Studies Fellowship Program brings scholars from a wide range of…


We Make Things By Hand That Have Heart

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 19, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

What we choose to buy this holidays can make a real difference for our country. Join Americans from across the land in taking the pledge to support an American craftsman!

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Margaret Keelan - The Sweetness of Childhood

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 14, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

For the past few years my sculptures have been glazed, stained, fired, then glazed, stained and fired again to give the surfaces the look of disintegrating paint…


Eternity Stew - Paper Plants and Nubbins

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 13, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Paper Plants

Excerpts from A Controlled Wild

Mixed media sculptures (painted paper, wire, plaster, flocking),…


Call for entry: "Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making"

Posted by Brigitte Martin on November 13, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

The Winthrop University Guild of Emerging Metal Designers is excited to announce the call for entry for Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making. Curated by Arthur Hash, Emergence is looking for three-dimensional works created by students that are exploring new…


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A piece illustrating extinction and the chain effect of if one animal goes extinct that the next that had previously depended on that species will also become extinct.2014

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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Masthead Credits

"Memory" by Leah Hardy, Laramie, WY

Sculptural narrative amulet on cushion
Cast bronze, patina, cloth
2.75" x 4" x 7" 2014

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