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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 Cindy Miller on September 16, 2011 at 9:44pm

WOW,  that is great news.  Thanks gals!

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on September 16, 2011 at 11:27am

This is so exciting....and to think that I have not seen the catalogue yet....it is with my daughter in Seattle!

Thank you Barbara and Hattie! Have a safe trip!

Comment by Catherine Witherell on September 16, 2011 at 11:10am
Great developments! Have a safe and satisfying trip Barbara and Hattie!
Comment by Noortje Meijerink on September 16, 2011 at 10:53am

Barbara and Hattie, thanks for this wonderful initiative!     

Comment by Christine Norton on September 16, 2011 at 8:45am

The thanks actually goes to Barbara for coming up with the proposal and creating a slideshow to take with her and Hattie.  All I did was burn a disk...and then mail it to the wrong address.  :-) 

Comment by Lorena Angulo on September 16, 2011 at 8:30am

I did not saw it either ;o). Crafthaus sent an email with some news and this was there !!! Thanks to you and Susan for doing this for all of us and for the metal clay community !!!

Comment by Christine Norton on September 16, 2011 at 8:08am

Lorena - thanks for putting a note about the Japan exhibition on this thread.  Susan has posted it around but I'm not sure anyone is seeing it as y'all are awfully quiet about it!  :-)  We sent a CD with all of your images on it to Barbara Becker Simon to take with her to Japan.  Here is her message to us regarding how it will be used.  CONGRATULATIONS to YOU!! 

 

Hattie Sanderson and I (Barbara Simon) have been invited to give presentations at the PMC Guild Of Japan Annual Conference in Kyoto, September 23-25.  The conference goers are very eager to see what the American metalclay artists have been doing both in pictures and in actual examples.  What better way to show the latest work than the beautifully curated Powdered Metallurgy Exhibit.  I am hoping that the images will be able to be displayed on a loop, visible to all, on an ongoing basis. 

Comment by Joy Funnell on September 16, 2011 at 5:19am

Oooh excellent news :)

 

Comment by Lesley Messam on September 15, 2011 at 12:59pm

WOW what an honour for all of us:)

 

Comment by Lorena Angulo on September 15, 2011 at 12:13pm

The New Directions exhibition is also going to be shown during the PMC Guild Japan Conference. ;o)

 

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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.....

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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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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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 - 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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