Inspiration! Discussions (20)

← Back to Inspiration!
Discussions Replies Latest Activity

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
Reply by Tom Supensky

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
Reply by Brigitte Martin

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
Reply by Harriete Estel Berman

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

RSS

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.....

Latest Activity

Brigitte Martin commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Thank you, Ann. I cannot take credit for this show though. Professor Astfalck and her students put this up, not me. I'm sure they're happy to hear you find the work interesting! Thanks."
9 hours ago
Ann Davis commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Wow, that was a fun show, so diverse!  I'm going to have to come back when I have more time and read all the words, the ones I did read were so thoughtful! Thanks for putting this up and making us aware of it Brigitte!!"
9 hours ago
The Justified Sinner posted a blog post

London and the South/Dundee and the North

Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very good, in fact, as it kicked off with seeing Kate Bush perform her "Before The Dawn" concert at the Hammersmith Apollo.…See More
10 hours ago
Profile IconAmber O'Harrow, Jan Smith and 11 other members joined Jivan Astfalck's group
Thumbnail

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
14 hours ago
Brigitte Martin commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reaction, Lieta! "
18 hours ago
Lieta Marziali commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Thanks for the invitation Brigitte! A very interesting show. My gut reaction was to first respond to the work of Tsai Chia-Ju (Sora). I started learning English from the age of 4 while growing up in Italy, and I was fully bilingual by the time…"
18 hours ago
Tamar Navama liked Erin Cora Turner's photo
19 hours ago
Stefanis Alexandres liked carolina apolonia's photo
yesterday
Stefanis Alexandres liked Satomi Kawai's photo
yesterday
Profile IconSUYUAN YANG and Cara Romano joined crafthaus
yesterday
Michael Logan Woodle and Erin Cora Turner are now friends
yesterday
Profile IconErin Cora Turner and Kelly M Nye joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

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
yesterday
Erin Cora Turner is now friends with Mo Schreffler and Marsea Banister
yesterday
Mo Schreffler liked Erin Cora Turner's photo
yesterday
Jivan Astfalck and Grace Page are now friends
yesterday
Erin Cora Turner posted photos
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted a blog post

Meredith Woolnough - Embroidery

Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature’s most graceful forms, gains a…See More
yesterday
Stefanis Alexandres liked Charity Hall's photo
Tuesday
Stefanis Alexandres liked Alena Stukavcova Dolezalova's photo
Tuesday
Lyndsey Fryman posted photos
Tuesday

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service