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At Your Service

We are delighted to present "At Your Service" an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. All artwork is designed and made by the artists. The lead image is a detail image of Lorena Angulo's Super Bowl 2010.
Enjoy the show!

Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino 

Website: http://www.crafthaus.ning.com
Location: http://www.crafthaus.ning.atyourservice.com
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2012


Blaise Gaston

Liquor Cabinet

Beeswing Andiroba, Mahogany, Glass and Granite

H7' x W40"

Photo by Philip Beauline



Jan Hessel

Curled Fork and Spoon

Cast Silver

5 x 1 x 1"

Photos by Jan Hessel

Teapot 3

Cast Sterling Silver and formed Bronze

8 x 8 x 3"

 

 

Kim Baxter and Michelle Pajak-Reynolds

Salt Cellar Set  

 Acrylic, sterling silver, 24k gold, 22.5k gold, sea salt

1.625" h x 11.75w x 7" d

Salt Cellar Set celebrates the beauty of salt, showcased like gems for the table, elevating today’s intimate dining experience.

Photo by Brad Ronevich



Carrie Crocker

Ticket Tea Strainer

6 x 2¾ x 1 ½ in.
Copper & Brass

Ticker Tea Straineris good for sharing two “Admit One” experiences. The circus acts as a metaphor for my upbringing. University of Arkansas, Little Rock Private Collection

Photo by: Carrie Crocker



Yael Shomroni

Buttoned Bowl

Clay

4" x 9" x 9"

Photo by Lon Brauer 


Lorena Angulo

Super Bowl 2010 

Copper clay

3.33" x 3.10" x .70"

Photo by Lorena Angelo


Maureen Brusa Zappellini

Crenelated Shakers aka Gear Shakers

Copper and Pewter

3 x 3 x1 ½"

Gear Shakersare hollow pewter shakers with hidden holes. They are an exploration of the elasticity of pewter and an unexpected forms for tableware.

Photos by Maureen Brussa Zappellini

Mushroom Vibe shakers

Pewter, copper, silver 14 k and torch fired enamel “flanges”

7 ½ x 1 ½ x 1 ½ (taller)  ½ x 1 ½ x 1 ½ (shorter one)

These Seussian figures are reminiscent of the oddly erotic and elegant shapes of mushrooms growing on a sodden log (without all the mess).


Bifei Cao 畢飛    

The Memory of Southland in China-An Explanation of Yixing Teapot

Sterling silver, Padauk, Acrylic painting

H2 1/8'' x W2 3/8'' x L9 3/4"

These Hollowares are a fusion of my Chinese aesthetic with an expressiveness that reflects my experience in the United States.

Photos by Bifi Cao

   The World is Dangerous - An Explanation of Yixing Teapot

Nugold,Copper,Ebony,Padauk,Walunt,Acrylic painting

H7 1/2'' x W2 1/4'' x L6"


Roger Deatherage 

Arthur Table and Chairs

Materials:  Solid Cherrywood, Ebony with Starfire Glass Disc

Size:  96” diameter, 30” high

The top is comprised of 64 tapered Cherry planks, with added Ebony details.

Photo by Roger Deatherag



Avery Lucas

Crouching Boy
Copper, Brass, and oil paint
Hand fabricated, formed, and chased
18 x 18 x 2.5"

Photos by: Avery Lucas



Ross Annels  

Helena's Cabinet

Australian Lacewood (Northern Silky Oak, Southern Silky Oak), plantation hoop pine plywood, aluminum

965 x 2430 x 630mm

The curvaceous cabinet was designed to compliment a table and chairs we had already made for Helena.

Photos by Ross Annels




Jolanda Verdegaal

Blue Chinese Canyon Teapot

Thrown stoneware clay; oxides wash, dry matt glaze and white glossy glaze, airbrushed with oxides, goldlustre.

H30 cm/ W18 cm/ D16 cm

Although these teapots are designed as objects to enjoy, they can certainly be used to pour out tea.

Photos by Jolanda Verdegaal 

Yellow Forest Teapot

Thrown stoneware clay; oxides wash, dry matt glaze and white glossy glaze, airbrushed with oxides, goldlustre.

H19 cm/ W29 cm/ D18 cm

My teapots, both thrown and hand build, have weathered surfaces, with textures like eroded rocks.


Teresa Jo Perry  

Mr. Mohawk Dude Bottle-Stopper

Copper, Sterling Silver, NuGold, African Porcupine Quills, Cork on glass bottle

10”H x 8W”x 0.5”D

 In American society extreme body adornment has become commonplace. “Mr. Mohawk Dude” celebrates diversity and our  freedom of expression.

Photo by: A. Stark



Sunhwa Kim

Bloom

Wood, Gold Powder, Nature lacquer

H2.2" x W12"

Photos by Bruce A. Fox


Light Foundation

H5.5" x W20" x D20"

Wood, Mother of Pearl, Nature lacquer


Daniel Rudy

Live Edge Serving Tray

Black Walnut & Maple for the handles

Overall: 18 ¾" x 12"

Live Edge Serving Tray explores the extreme contrasts found in nature and the beauty that lies within.

Photo by Daniel Rudy



Cosmo Barbaro

Texture  Study                                 

Reclaimed cherry, maple, milk paint

Sizes range from 14.5" to 10'5" diameter

Texture Study is an investigation into mark making and surface texture with rescued lumber.

Photos by Cosmo Barabro


Egypt

Maple, birdseye maple, ebony, Fiddleback maple,milk paint

30 x 16 x 14

Egypt stores silver flatware.


Pat Morrow

Leone Dining Table

hard maple, ash, milk paint

30”H x 84”W x 44”D

The distinctive legs of this table inspired the name ‘Leone,’ after spaghetti westerns. The colors match the client’s décor.

Photos by Toby Threadgill



Michael McCoy

The Cocktail Lamp Table

Bent Laminated Padauk, Amarillo & ‘Waterfall’ Shoji Paper

Finished with oil & varnish

H 74" x D 21" (Table), D 25" (Top)

Martini glass meets table. 60’s retro infused with modern style. Groovy…

Photo by Michael McCoy


Thank You for visiting At Your Service Exhibition at Crafthaus.ning.com!

 Glen G. Guarino

Sculpture Under Glass

About the Curators: Glen Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs has a MA in Studio Furniture. He taught on the high school level for 32 years & has been an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts School at William Paterson University since 2001. Glen has been designing & making furniture since 1978. Some of his recent publications are in Fine Woodworking, 500 Cabinets by Lark & Wood Art Today 2 by Schiffer Publishers. Glen has also been the subject of several articles & has appeared on TV. He exhibits in galleries & museums. Marie taught in inner city schools & has been helping Glen with his business for a number of years.




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Comment by Maureen Brusa Zappellini on January 1, 2012 at 12:53am

thanks for including a couple of my pieces in this remarkable show!

Comment by Yael Shomroni on December 22, 2011 at 9:00pm

Beautiful show!

Thank you Marie & Glen

Comment by Ross Annels on December 22, 2011 at 2:51pm
Thanks Glen and Marie - another beautiful show. And thanks to my fellow makers - wonderful work - quite inspiring.
Comment by Sabiha Mujtaba on December 22, 2011 at 12:46pm

Great show..fabulous work by everyone. Thank you.

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on December 22, 2011 at 9:58am

Wonderful exhibition, wonderful artists. Thank you, Marie and Glen!

Comment by Lorena Angulo on December 21, 2011 at 10:09am

This is a gorgeous exhibition !
Thanks for the honor and opportunity to be part of this show with incredible artists. 

Comment by Teresa Perry on December 20, 2011 at 2:15pm

It's quite an honor to have been invited to partake in this exhibit. It is quite a beautiful show and exciting to see such talented artists!

Comment by Pat Morrow on December 20, 2011 at 10:47am

Beautiful show Guarinos!!

 

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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.

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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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