Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project. Want to learn a new skill? Have an idea that just needs a little financial help? Wished you could get a craft community related project off the ground?

Past recipients started an international community project with a women's cooperative in Turkey, traveled from Australia to Canada to partake in collaborations across craft media, and learned new techniques that fell outside of their usual scope of work.

What's your project? Get funded!

Entry deadline: September 30, 2014.

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Call for Papers JMGA conference edgesboardersgaps

Posted by elizabeth shaw on September 21, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The next Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference will be held in Sydney  Australia in 2015.…

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Patrick Dougherty - Stickwork

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Call of the Wild, 2002. Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, Photo: Duncan Price

Born in Oklahoma in 1945, Patrick Dougherty earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and an M.A. in Hospital…

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Call: The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2014 at 11:56am 0 Comments

The 2015 Show application process will open on December 4, 2014.  Deadline to apply to the 2015 Show is April 1, 2015 (late deadline: April 13, 2015, $25 late fee).

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The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft…

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Call to Fine Craft Artists, Centre Materia, Québec

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2014 at 11:23am 0 Comments

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Call to Fine Craft Artists, Centre Materia, Québec

Call for the 2015-2016 program

Deadline: October 1st  2014

Submissions should include :

  • A project description
  • An artist…
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Call for Entries: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Call for Entries: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art,…

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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 17, 2014 at 11:17am 0 Comments

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15

Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of…

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Zoe Robertson - Flocked Fiber Jewelry

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 15, 2014 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

Why do you choose these kind of materials? + What idea do you want to express with this work?

"I am a maker, I am inquisitive and I love to experiment, explore, discover, and I'm always searching for something new. I design…

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Mark Gmehling - Almost Glass

Posted by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Mark Gmehling is an German illustrator who began his artistic career in the late eighties by creating graffiti before moving on to study fine arts, graphic design and marketing. He currently works as an illustrator and teaches digital illustration at the Advertising Academy in Germany.…

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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!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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“Creativity Contest - the posing jewel” at Creativity Oggetti Gallery

October 3, 2014 at 6pm to October 15, 2014 at 9pm
International Competition dedicated to the Applied Arts on the research of various  materials, forms and innovations.See More
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Co:Operation GARNISH

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! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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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
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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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Forged and Fabricated Steel, Acid Etched Pattern, Color Wax

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