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Wrap it up?!

You think about every detail of your work when you design it, modify it, redesign it, sometimes remake it and redesign it again until you’r…

Started by Katie Poterala

5 May 1, 2013
Reply by Roxy Lentz

Wear Your Work

OK, this one seems like a no-brainer, but it's so important.  I realized everyone reading this doesn't make wearable objects, but I think t…

Started by Katie Poterala

4 May 1, 2013
Reply by Roxy Lentz

On Design

I've been thinking about design for a while.  Not as in the design of a piece, but more like that 'other' field over there that sometimes l…

Started by Katie Poterala

0 Sep 8, 2012

A Carefully Crafted Brand

A few weeks ago I posted about branding.  Although I typically shy away from huge corporations and large brand name merchandise, I’ll have…

Started by Katie Poterala

2 Aug 28, 2012
Reply by Rameen Ahmed

On Commission

I get asked a lot about doing commissions.  Although I do them, it’s a minor part of my practice.  Although the majority of my experiences…

Started by Katie Poterala

0 Aug 18, 2012

Thinking About Branding

 What do you make?  Easy… right?  You know what you make – you’ve focused for years to develop an aesthetic and master your skills and meth…

Started by Katie Poterala

2 Aug 3, 2012
Reply by L.D. Ashworth

Greetings from 'First Hand'!

“First Hand,” will function as an ongoing collection of tips, musings, and information gained primarily from ‘first hand’ experience.  It w…

Started by Katie Poterala

0 Jul 20, 2012

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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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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

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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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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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…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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