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Metal Clay Playhaus

A discussion forum for all things metal clay related.  We will share discoveries, discuss problems and celebrate in each other's successes! 

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New Directions Exhibitions and Catalog

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by Susan Breen Silvy Sep 13, 2011. 42 Replies

Watch this thread for important updates about the exhibitions and catalog.

Tags: metal, clay, Metallurgy, Powder, New

Metal Clay World Conference 2011

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by Lesley Messam May 12, 2011. 22 Replies

Let's use this discussion thread to chat about the upcoming conference.

Tags: 2011, metal, clay, Conference, World

Masters Registry

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by Catherine Witherell May 11, 2011. 6 Replies

This is where we can discuss the Masters Registry - celebrate successes, discuss technical issues, etc.

Tags: registry, masters, clay, metal

Copper Metal Clay

Started by Christine Norton. Last reply by 1y7i2urrga5d6 Apr 25, 2011. 8 Replies

Everyone  - Let's move all this good discussion about copper into this discussion thread so it all stays together.  Thanks

Tags: copper, clay, metal, Playhaus

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Comment by Lora Hart on March 30, 2011 at 5:02pm

http://craftemergency.org/  

Google is a miracle for finding out about things you know. :D

Comment by Lorena Angulo on March 30, 2011 at 4:31pm
Comment by Janet Alexander on March 30, 2011 at 4:24pm
The link www.cerfemergecy.org  doesn't work. Is it miss spelled?
Comment by Susan Breen Silvy on March 30, 2011 at 3:32pm

Pam, if you want to organize a signed catalog fundraiser that is just fine with me.  The catalog won't be out though until the conference but getting everyone's signatures that are there would be a great start!

We won't know how much the catalog for awhile but it will be in the $20 range.

Lorrene - Hugs to you too!!  You are an absolute treasure!  It was wonderful meeting you.

To those who are not attending the conference -- you have time to change your mind!

Comment by Susan Breen Silvy on March 30, 2011 at 3:22pm

CERF stands for Craft Emergency Relief Fund.  It is an organization that helps artists out in times of crisis so they can get back on their feet.  Their website is www.cerfemergecy.org 

It really is a great organization and has come to the aid of so many artists. 

Comment by Janet Alexander on March 30, 2011 at 3:08pm
OK, for us newbies. What is CERF and how does it work?
Comment by Donna Lewis on March 30, 2011 at 3:01pm
Congratulations Kristie, a most welcomed addition to our fabulous line up of metal clay artists!  YAY
Comment by Susan Breen Silvy on March 30, 2011 at 2:53pm

I would like everyone to know that Kristie McMahon was also juried into the exhibition.  I feel so bad that I somehow overlooked her name when compiling the list.  Kristie, I am so sorry!!!   I have corrected the mistake and she is now listed with the rest of the artists.

 

BTW, congratulations Kristi!!!!!

Comment by Alice Alper-Rein on March 30, 2011 at 1:18pm

How much will the catalog cost to purchase?

Comment by Ann Davis on March 30, 2011 at 12:19pm
Pam, that's exactly what the ISGB is doing now, sending around the Japanese Bead Soc Magazine with the Perspectives show in it. Jerry Wahaftig is coordinating that....it looks like a lot of work, she's keeping up with the box of mags at every step:)) I'm looking for it to arrive this week:)))))
 

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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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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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"Rachel Timmins and I are very excited about our upcoming Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk radio interview on Sep 25 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific! We got busy working on our project this week and will be able to share some exciting news for CoOperation…"
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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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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

"Can't decide if he is serious or not. Here is how I sharpen pencils. In the 9:27 minutes of this video I can sharpen many pencils perfectly.   "
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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

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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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