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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
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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
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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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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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