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  • 2013 Crafthaus Project Grant

    4 members Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2013

  • Enlighten Me

    32 members Latest Activity: Mar 3, 2013

    Join us to celebrate the opening of Enlighten Me, an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino.

    The lead…

  • The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

    75 members Latest Activity: Sep 14

    The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in…

  • FOCUS

    35 members Latest Activity: May 5, 2012

    I'll be using this group to focus on different aspects of craft arts.

    Artist's. Work. Exhibits. Retail & Wholesale Venues.…

  • Co:Operation GARNISH

    90 members Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

  • Artisans Center of Virginia

    21 members Latest Activity: Sep 10

    The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) develops and implements systems and strategies to improve economic outcomes for Virginia artisans and their…

  • Coming up from the south

    50 members Latest Activity: Jan 26

    Jewelery works from emerging artists from Australia. Curated by Melissa Cameron.

  • Small Treasures 2

    16 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2012

    We are delighted to present "Small Treasures 2" an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. All artwork is designed and made by the artists. The…

  • Metal Clay World Conference 2011

    30 members Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2011 This is the place to discuss everything to do with the Metal Clay World Conference at Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort, July 14th - 16th 2011.…

  • NCECA 2011 Tidal Forces: The Next Wave

    12 members Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2011

     A blog about my experience of this year’s NCECA conference. Keeping within the context of this year’s theme, I will interpret what it means to be…

  • Sitting Pretty-The Art of Sitting Part 1

    13 members Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2013 We are proud to present works by an international community of artists. Enjoy the exhibit. Curators:Glen and Marie Guarino Location:highlighted…

  • A New Path: Enameling in the Round

    29 members Latest Activity: Aug 29

    New experiences in enameling, while taking "Enameling in the Round," with Harlan Butt at Peters Valley.

  • A Midsummer Day's Dream

    13 members Latest Activity: Aug 29

    We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus.  All artwork is designed and made by the…

  • Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont

    14 members Latest Activity: Aug 8

    Arrowmont: after 25 years, I am returning to the place where it all started for me as a fiber artist.  That embarrassing picture is me, Amber…

  • Rule The World

    23 members Latest Activity: Aug 8

  • Images of Creative Communion

    36 members Latest Activity: Jul 17

    My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington,…

  • Play That Funky Music !

    25 members Latest Activity: Aug 8

    Exhibition Date May 1 - June 1, 2014

    You hear a…

  • Kathy Maves, NCECA

    18 members Latest Activity: Jul 17

    Kathy Maves discusses the 2014 NCECA conference, Material World, March 19th-22nd, and all thing clay throughout 2014. Look for updates…

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

"Boy am I glad I saw this. I learned, or thought I learned how to sharpen a pencil with a jack knife at my father's knee. But he neglected to tell me how lucrative it could be, and how exacting. If David Rees would have been my mentor, I would…"
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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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"Generosity of Eye: Art Transformed into Education Worth Watching this film http://j.mp/XfsdFg"
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