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One Design in Perth!

Posted by Melissa Cameron on October 31, 2014 at 4:13am 0 Comments

Hey Perth! I’m bringing the circus – my One Design exhibition – to meet the family in my birthplace. It’s gonna be huge! (Actually, it’s going to be as big as it was in Sydney and Melbourne, but believe me, that’s quite big enough ;) )

We’re having…


One Design Workshop – Perth Edition!

Posted by Melissa Cameron on October 31, 2014 at 3:54am 0 Comments

Image of the main workshop material, a laser cut pattern in 1.5mm thick timber

Here's another way to celebrate the launch of my One Design collection at Contemporary Metal in Perth. Come along and…


Finnair - Marimekko Cooperation

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Finnair and the Finnish design house Marimekko have teamed up with a fascinating design partnership. Since Spring 2013, all Finnair aircraft have been carrying the Marimekko for Finnair collection of textiles and tablewares, featuring Marimekko’s classic…


Qian Yang - Ceramics Repair Collection

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2014 at 11:05am 0 Comments

'Love Birds' Neckpiece…


Yuni Kim Lang - Identity & Big Knots

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and…


Kirsty Mitchell - “She’ll Wait For You In The Shadows Of Summer"

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Wonderland 'Gaia's Spell'

Dress designed by Kirsty Mitchell (this is its true scale and color)

Boat made by me and the assistants listed below (true scale and color)

To read all about this epic shoot and see the behind the scenes pictures of everything being made and shot, please…


Call for Artists: The Art of Our Consumption

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Call for Artists: The Art of Our Consumption

at Foundry Art Centre

520 North Main Center

Saint Charles, MO 63301…


Ayasha Wood - Embroidery

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 24, 2014 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Ann Weber - Cardboard Sculpture

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 10:24pm 0 Comments

artist with ALMOST 16 and 15 and 1/2


cardboard, staples, polyurethane, steel bases

182 x 48 x 49 inches and 177 x 38 x 38 inches

Photo: Lee Fatherree

My artistic journey began with…


Vertical Gardening

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

I was visiting the Chicago Botanical Gardens recently and came upon an example of a beautiful vertical garden. I thought of all the city dwellers looking to add greenery to their lives without having the benefit of a yard, just a balcony, or maybe not even that. Here's just the…


Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Diana Greenwood
‘There is always one moment in childhood…’

Mantel Box 230 x 330 x 45 mm

Mantel Box in Cherry wood with a hinged glass door, containing a silver vessel marked ‘drink me’, marbles, sweets and found objects

A piece about childhood, forgotten toys, favorite stories and the loss of innocence as the future beckons, inspired by ‘Garden of Love’ by William Blake.

Image Credit: Diana Greenwood

View the new CRAFTHAUS online exhibition (October 24-November 24, 2014)

Tales from the Tool Box - Chapter 1

Curated by Mark Fenn - Studiofenn, UK

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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!

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Masthead Credits

"Past Present Future"

Leisa Rich, Atlanta, GA

2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient.

43" X 40" X 4"
Materials: 3D Printing, vintage plastic appetizer trays, fabric, thread, heat transfer, resin, flocking powder
Technique: 3D printing, resin casting, free motion machine embroidery, constructed

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