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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.

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

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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“Creativity Contest - the posing jewel” at Creativity Oggetti Gallery

October 3, 2014 at 6pm to October 15, 2014 at 9pm
International Competition dedicated to the Applied Arts on the research of various  materials, forms and innovations.See More
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Co:Operation GARNISH

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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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