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.

 

The crafthaus membership and the general public are invited to review the proposed projects and vote for the one project they wish to see supported. One vote per person.

Polls open: October 8 - 21, 2014. No registration needed!

Project #1: Invisible:VisAble

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Project #2: Prison Polymer: Art as a Lifeline Back to the Community

Location of Project: Marion Correctional, Marion, Ohio and Ohio WomensReformatory, Delaware, Ohio


Project #3: JUNK: Rubbish to Gold

Location: The School of Jewellery
Birmingham City University, UK

Project #4: Bring CRAFT to Kids

Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Project #5: Building an Electroplating System for Concept Explorations

Location: Studio space in Barrio Logan, CA

Project #6: The Mother Load

Location: Dallas Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Project #7: The Beauty of Old Texture

Location: Taiwan

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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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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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Call for Artists: INFLUENCE (of teachers and mentors)

Posted by Brigitte Martin on October 13, 2014 at 3:20pm 0 Comments



A call for entry as part of the 2015 ECU Symposium about the influence of teachers and mentors on our work.



Deadline Nov. 24, 2014…

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Gordon Millar, Dorothy Hogg and Melanie Eddy

Posted by The Justified Sinner on October 9, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

The Gathering V - Dundee - 6



Gordon Millar, organiser of the "Scot Street Style" events.



What a whirlwind of a week!

It all kicked off on Saturday night with a visit to…

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Northcity4 needs YOU!

Posted by Melissa Cameron on October 8, 2014 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

A plea from my good friends at NorthCity4 – the hosts of my upcoming one-day-only pop-up show (coming to Brunswick October 25th)!

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Dear friends, colleagues, fellow humans –

I’m writing to ask for the support of my fellow jewellers and creative…

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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.

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

Poésie Du nord au sud2011 In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable offerings for Spring ’97, was a striking parakeet bolero of multi-hued plumage. The aforementioned creation was the handiwork of master plumassière Nelly Saunier,…See More
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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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