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  • 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 Look Behind the Scenes of the SNAG Conference

    27 members Latest Activity: May 28

    Join me as I share my experiences working as a volunteer to help plan the 2014 SNAG conference “From Grains to Gold.” 

  • 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennale

    45 members Latest Activity: Jun 10

    A look back at the exhibition in Beijing and 2013 Beijing Design Week.

    Group Host: Ezra Satok-Wolman

  • HUNGER

    38 members Latest Activity: May 28

    Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the…

  • Behind the Brooch part 2

    76 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    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…

  • Buckle Up: Belt Buckles Beyond Function

    32 members Latest Activity: Oct 11

    The belt buckle has long been a functional object.  It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement. …

  • Scotland The What?!

    32 members Latest Activity: May 15

    An online exhibition featuring makers based in Scotland, curated by Dauvit Alexander and Jeff Zimmer.

  • Signature Work - Part 2

    43 members Latest Activity: Mar 9

    Signature Work... a distinctive piece representing our body of work that identifies us as artists.

  • Sculpture for Wildlife Habitat

    25 members Latest Activity: Jun 30

    This Crafthaus exhibit features sculptors whose work provides habitat for wild creatures.  Inhabitants range from insects to birds to sea…

  • Treasures from Taiwan

    41 members Latest Activity: Feb 18

    Treasures from Taiwan shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures…

  • Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately

    63 members Latest Activity: Jul 17

    For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting  in art shows as emerging artists and established…

  • The Steel Road to Touchstone

    24 members Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2013

    Thoughts, contemplations, and excitement about the upcoming "Jewelry Fabrication in Steel" course with Sharon Massey at Touchstone Center for…

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.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

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

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Texas!

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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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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