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Aesthetics and Aging

I will be leading a panel discussion at this March NCECA conference in Houston, Texas, along with Don Reitz and Cynthia Bringle.  The title…

Started by Tom Supensky

4 Jan 12, 2013
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Inspiration is for amateurs...

Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating by Maria Popova “Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest o…

Started by Brigitte Martin

2 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by The Justified Sinner

To create I need quiet.

I have found this out a long time ago: To create something meaningful and good, I need QUIET.   I mean absolute quiet.   Probably the tel…

Started by Brigitte Martin

5 Aug 22, 2012
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The color of creativity

Source: Practically Efficient, June 10, 2012 Telling someone how to be creative is like explaining how the color blue tastes. Oh God. Her…

Started by Brigitte Martin

1 Jun 17, 2012
Reply by Harriete Estel Berman

Researching mediums outside of your primary, for inspiration

On inspiration... Sometimes it helps me to see what others are doing and what concepts they are pursuing in their individual bodies of work…

Started by Angelina Ciulik

2 Jun 14, 2012
Reply by Brigitte Martin

IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

This is the most amazing book. I highly recommend this book to everyone on Crafthaus. Imagine: How Creativity Works describes how to foste…

Started by Harriete Estel Berman

3 Jun 6, 2012
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Beauty

I am often inspired by beauty! Whether it's something natural like trees and flowers, or even buildings. I was in the National Portrait Gal…

Started by Sandra Murray

0 May 12, 2012

How much time to you spend on new possible forms, styles, projects?

A few things to think about: How much time to you spend on new possible forms, styles, projects? Is there ever a drive to do something ent…

Started by Brigitte Martin

2 Apr 29, 2012
Reply by Tom McCarthy

Always inspired

True, many of us feel the same, inspiration is everywhere and at anytime. As a former graphic designer, drawing sketches was the proccess f…

Started by Miri Admoni

2 Apr 26, 2012
Reply by Miri Admoni

Inspiration is Easy; Focus is Hard

I can be inspired by just about anything. Focusing on one inspiration is the hard part for me. I have a history of too many media due to ex…

Started by Vickie Hallmark

2 Apr 24, 2012
Reply by Harriete Estel Berman

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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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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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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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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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The Justified Sinner commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I didn't buy any boots... they are not really my style, though I admire them.  There was a bull to sit on - a rather placid creature, it seemed, but I never thought to sit on it. If James had told me that you had done it, I would too, then…"
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Sophia Georgiopoulou commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Thank you for curating this exhibition. The works are beautiful and striking. Looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Lieta Marziali commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Most fabulous. All my work is narrative too. It is an urge that grew in me and has slowly permeated my entire practice. I now don't think I could work in any other way. Really looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Brigitte Martin commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I am thrilled to see you had such a great time, Dauvit. Funny, James took me boot shopping as well when I was down there and I visited the same store you went to. At the time, someone was getting his boots custom fitted, it was sight to be seen. You…"
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Linda Kaye-Moses commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Strong and beautiful exhibition. Thanks for giving us the chance to see this work."
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Tom Supensky commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Narrative can have a very wide definition.  I think my work is narrative in that I try to express some form of communication with my clay sculptures.  How can I get my work in the January show?Cheers, Tom www.tomsupensky.com"
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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!

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

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