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Creative Photography

Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.

Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!

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A big part of why I am so enthusiastic about sharing creative photography on crafthaus is that I am always trying to find imagery that hopefully inspires us craft artists to break away from the typical way we present our work to the public. I recognize that there is a fine line between a beautiful image that captivates the eye and a huge distraction from the work we do, we had that discussion on crafthaus many times, however, some crafthaus artists already use dramatic imagery cleverly when showing their work and I find it a refreshing break from the usual meh images I often see. Why don't we craft artists team up more with other creative people, such as really inventive hair stylists, art photographers, designers, architects and see what imagery comes out of those collaborations?

Anabel Chan

Sorcha O'Raghallaigh

Patricia Mato-Mora

Forget everything you thought you knew about artificial limbs!

Jewelry by Kathleen Nowak Tucci featured on the cover of  Italian Vogue magazine! This is the first time an eco artist’s work has been featured on the cover of a mainstream fashion magazine.

Even without the high roller people involved in this shoot, we as creatives, can't we come up with good ideas like this?


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crafthaus member Dauvit Alexander photographed by Simon Murphy and Andrew Neilson.

Here's Dauvit's account of a recent photo shoot of his work.

Thorsten Brinkmann

Madame Peripetie

Petros Chrisostomou

MASHA REVA X SYNDICATE ODESSA SERIES

Christian Tagliavini

Hiroshi Nonami

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Creative Photography - Further exploring artwork through photography

Started by Patricia Mato-Mora Dec 12, 2013. 0 Replies

This mural is drawn with one single line, an approach to craft that I have developed over the past three years.The line has been tested on ceramic tiles, drawings, canvas frames, pots and murals. When I finished drawing the mural, I traced my left hand at the very end of the continuous line (I am right handed), in order to start introducing myself, as the only inhabitant of this room, into the mural itself. To…Continue

Tags: graffiti, mural, oneline, craft

The Unused Shots

Started by The Justified Sinner. Last reply by The Justified Sinner Nov 7, 2013. 2 Replies

The photoshoot is over and I have submitted the images to "Supbrooch" but here are the images we didn't use: Imperial Overcoat Star Of The Order Of Aksentii Porprischkin -  Made from Silver; used sewing-machine needles found in a derelict…Continue

Petros Chrisostomou

Started by Brigitte Martin Nov 3, 2013. 0 Replies

Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theater.…Continue

Tags: installation, Photography, Chrisostomou, Petros, crafthaus

Madame Peripetie

Started by Brigitte Martin. Last reply by Vicky Saragouda Nov 4, 2013. 1 Reply

‘Madame Peripetie’, aka Sylwana Zybura, is a Polish photographer based in Germany. Sylwana explores the boundaries between fashion, sculpture and the human body, experimenting with various fabrics and patterns; whilst infusing high-fashion elements with abstract and conceptual ideas, creating an eccentric escapade…Continue

Tags: Madame, Peripetie, photography, effective, crafthaus

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 22, 2014 at 12:24pm
 

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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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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.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…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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