2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

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.

Crafthaus members and the general public were able to cast their votes for 2 weeks in October to support their favorite project.

Crafthaus is happy to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

The immediate runner up, Project #2: Prison Polymer: Art as a Lifeline Back to the Community received a respectable 790 votes (30.68%) of overall votes cast. 

Leisa Rich's project has already received the funds from crafthaus in order to help with the project cost from the earliest stage possible. Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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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

2006

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…

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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…

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Dagmar Kestner - Artist Knitwear

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Dagmar Kestner is a Fashion & Accessory Designer creating handcrafted luxury goods, showpieces and accessories. Dagmar was born in Romania, grew up in Germany, lived in Denmark and Great Britain and is currently based in Berlin. She completed her MA in 2013 from the London…

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Duy Anh Nhan Duc - Flower Portraits

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 9:20pm 0 Comments

Represented by Lara Kiosses, vegetal artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc has collaborated with photographer…

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Texas!

Posted by The Justified Sinner on October 21, 2014 at 3:27pm 2 Comments

Texas Roadhouse



I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip!



Based in Denton, Dallas, the main…

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The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 20, 2014 at 9:58am 1 Comment

Poésie

Du nord au sud

2011



In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable…

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A Show of Fact and Fiction - UK Crafts Council

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 17, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The Welsh Space Campaign, Hefin Jones, 2013. PHOTO: DAN BURN-FORTI

Teleri Lloyd-Jones previews…

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Marine Life in Glass - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

An artist in glass

Leopold Blaschka joined…

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The Frog Museum

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

In my current, highly irregularly occurring, explorations on taxidermy in contemporary craft and art, I stumbled upon this little gem: The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland, a collection of 150-year-old satirical…

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Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium 2014

Posted by Melissa Cameron on October 14, 2014 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Symposium 2014…

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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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Karina Gill - Contemporary Silversmith http://www.craftinfocus.com/focus_november_2014.htmlKarina GillSilversmith Karina Gill received a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham.  Since…"
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Jennifer Merchant commented on Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
" UNIQUES Call for Entries SNAG's next UNIQUES Sale is on eBay, December 1-15, 2014. Deadline for including your work in the sale is November 1, 2014. Learn more"
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Jennifer Merchant commented on Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
"Call for SNAG Volunteers Want to help SNAG at SOFA Chicago? We are looking for a few people to help out at the SNAG table. All volunteers get free daily admission in exchange for helping staff the booth and tell people about SNAG and membership.…"
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Jennifer Merchant commented on Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
"  Steven Gordon Holman SNAG-Sponsored Lectures at SOFA Chicago    SNAG Emerging Artists 2014 November 7, 9-10 am Steven Gordon Holman, Lauren Tickle and Demitra Thomloudis     Carrying Devices and Other…"
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Leisa Rich commented on Brigitte Martin's group Crafthaus Project Grant 2014
"I'll keep you posted! Thanks, Crafthaus for this great grant opportunity! "
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Ruth Packham left a comment for Brigitte Martin
"Thanks for the the information I will have a better look in the next few days.  "
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The Justified Sinner commented on Brigitte Martin's group Crafthaus Project Grant 2014
"Congratulations! Excited to see what comes of this."
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Brigitte Martin commented on Brigitte Martin's group Crafthaus Project Grant 2014
"Crafthaus is happy to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner. The immediate runner up, Project #2: Prison…"
21 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Will Odell now has a brand new e-commerce site.As you  all know we  launched our new website in September.To celebrate this we asked people to give some feedback, and we would then pick out a name from these people to win a silver bangle…"
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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Kim Cridler

"Where the Sweet Waters Fall", 2014

Painted Steel, aluminum, and concrete with stainless steel
Fabricated by KC Fabrications
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design and MTA Metro-North Railroad

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