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What the cat brought home

Summer has reached its peak, bringing a bounty of natural source material. In the warm evenings, our cat, Babu, who is a natural scrounger…

Started by Charity Hall

0 Aug 29, 2012

Real Primates Make Tools...A Primer on Chasing Tools and Stamps

Making your own tools will cut costs and give you absolute control over quality.  Many metalsmiths make their own chasing tools for persona…

Started by Charity Hall

2 Jul 24, 2012
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Building Studios and Community in Tucson: Jeanne Jerousek-McAnich

When Jeanne Jerousek-McAnich arrived in Tucson in 1976 after receiving her MFA in metals from Kent State University, she transformed Tucson…

Started by Charity Hall

2 Jun 8, 2012
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Concrete to Paper: Tom McCarthy and Francesca Vitali

In 2007, Francesca Vitali explored metals for the first time when she took the Necklaces class taught by Tom McCarthy at the Penland School…

Started by Charity Hall

1 May 3, 2012
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Bee-cology and Science of Scrounging: Greg Corman

Greg Corman is a Tucson-based sculptor who works primarily with reclaimed wood, steel, and found objects to create functional bee habitats,…

Started by Charity Hall

5 Apr 29, 2012

What's the opposite of Scrounge? PURGE!

Hi All,        Just beware of the dangers of scrounging. If that little OCD bugger gets going inside you, over time, the shear mass of STUF…

Started by Glen S. Gardner

10 Apr 4, 2012
Reply by gene pijanowski

Why Scrounge?

When I arrived in the studio at East Carolina University to start the M.F.A. program in Metal Design, I carried my little blue tacklebox (t…

Started by Charity Hall

9 Mar 31, 2012
Reply by Brigitte Martin

From Basketball Courts to Bowling Alleys: Andy Cooperman and Dan DiCaprio

As a veteran bench warmer for many basketball teams in my youth, I spent a lot of time staring at gymnasium floors. Some gleamed smoothly w…

Started by Charity Hall

7 Mar 8, 2012
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Scrounging for Studio Space

The other day, while cleaning dirt off of several bottles of old enamels, I saw something scurrying toward the bottom of the bucket.  Think…

Started by Charity Hall

0 Feb 26, 2012

Craigslist: Best Finds

One of my favorite Craigslist gurus is Fred Zweig, Central Arizona College professor and metalsmith based in Tucson, AZ.  Zweig also lectur…

Started by Charity Hall

0 Feb 12, 2012

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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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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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