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2-Roses Studio is a life long collaboration between Corliss Rose and John Lemieux Rose. Both are the product of formal artistic training in the U.S and abroad. Curiosity and evolution has been the driving forces of the studio since its inception in 1968. In addition to art jewelry, some of the major mediums the studio produces work for are commercial and industrial design, tool and die making, painting, photography, lithography, sculpture, holography, furniture, fabrics, engineered plastics, leatherwork, ceramics, lapidary and gem cutting.
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2Roses commented on Kimberly Nogueira's blog post Narrative Jewelry Show opens at Brumfield's Gallery tonight
"Congratulations Kim."
Jul 13
2Roses liked Kimberly Nogueira's blog post Narrative Jewelry Show opens at Brumfield's Gallery tonight
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We Ran Off and Joined the Circus Bracelet

This bracelet is the result of a game that groups of artists play with each other. In this particular version, a group of artists are all given the exact same selection of materials and challenged to make something from them. Usually selection of…
Jul 1
Charity Hall and 2Roses are now friends
Jun 13
2Roses joined Patsy Kay Kolesar's group
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Images of Creative Communion

My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, Pennsylvania. See More
May 16
2Roses commented on The Justified Sinner's photo
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Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam Alexander McQueen

"Considering your sartorial chops, we are not surprised at all. How befitting the association with McQueen, and dare we say it.....justified! Congrats. Spectacular work."
May 13
2Roses commented on The Justified Sinner's photo
May 13
2Roses replied to John Lunn's discussion We are all on a 'road not taken' in the group Tapestry of Talents: Bringing Your Whole Voice to Your Craft
"It seems that many artists spend the first half of their career "finding their voice", (aka doing the same stuff over and over and over again) and the second half trying not to be pigeon-holed by it.  Then there are eclectic ones.…"
May 10
2Roses commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Scott Hove - Cakeland. Birthdays just got a whole lot better.
"Anything that can be expressed with the words "rapacious absurdity" gets our vote. Brilliant work."
Apr 12
2Roses liked Brigitte Martin's blog post Scott Hove - Cakeland. Birthdays just got a whole lot better.
Apr 12
2Roses liked Lorena Angulo's photo
Apr 6
2Roses posted a blog post

Caught in the time warp of Art Versus Craft

We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not die.Offered…See More
Mar 31
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Mar 30
2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"We are advocating for representation.  That ACC, SNAG and every other craft organization implement a program of legislative advocacy on behalf of its constituency. I specifically proposed, and you agreed, that you, me and Victoria Lansford will…"
Mar 27
2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"I have told you very specifically what we can do. Organize. Initiate change within the institutions that purportedly represent us (and obviously don't). Change is slow. People resist change, preferring the comfort and misery of the familiar to…"
Mar 26
2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"Bruce, Harreite, et al. I encourage you to broaden your view.  The problems facing American craft artists are political in nature. 1. Defunding of arts education and other support for the arts. 2. Disadvantageous laws that economically penalize…"
Mar 26
2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"On a related note to book on the body, Maori tatau, far from being abstract ornamental designs, are a living record of accomplishments, family history, social standing and relationships. If you know how to read them, they tell a story."
Mar 25
2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"Harriete, as we see it, we are forming a political action committee with the goal of influencing legislation that impacts American craft workers. As such, our first goal is to enlist the support of the institutions and organizations that purport to…"
Mar 25
2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"Thank you Harriete. Speaking with a combined voice is a persuasive and powerful force. Perceptive distinction Bruce, between "indifference" and "resistance". Indifference is what we are working to overcome not only with our…"
Mar 25

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Caught in the time warp of Art Versus Craft

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:28am 0 Comments

We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not…

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Publicity OPPORTUNITY

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

MJSA would like to interview any artists who have used used self-produced books via websites such as Snapfish or Blurb to promote their work to galleries or curators or as show catalogs. Article deadline is looming. Please email Sharon Elaine Thompson ASAP sharonet@sharonelainethompson.com

OK, Your Kid Probably COULD Make Something Better Than This

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 12:45am 0 Comments

 

Our Blog Carnival* topic this month is “nobody’s perfect”. We are frequently told this applies to us. Someone once said “art is making the difficult look easy. Maybe, but not the way we usually do it.... read more at 2Roses' blog: Jewelry…

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Bench Mess

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 11:20pm 0 Comments

I've been working intently on a couple of projects for the last few days. As I sit at my bench, late on a Sunday evening,my perspective changes from the very focused 3 x 3 inch window of my optivisors to the full scope of my bench. CARAMBA! What happened!?…

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How traffic pirates skim revenue from your Etsy shop

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 6:15pm 17 Comments

You may have heard all the ruckus about Pinterest of late and wondered, why is this such a big deal? It looks like this is just a successful social networking site that is driving lots of traffic to my Etsy shop.  Well…not exactly.   Read on and I’ll explain how sites like Pinterest really make money.  Note: I am using Pinterest as just one example of a type of website/business model that is growing rapidly.

 

Pinterest makes money by directing traffic to websites who agree to…

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At 4:51pm on November 10, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…
At 10:37pm on July 26, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through September 15, 2015.

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At 12:17pm on July 3, 2012, Jennifer Cross Gans said…

Goody!  I'm glad to have you as a friend!

At 10:21am on June 20, 2012, Thomas Skaggs said…

Thank you for the kind words about my work.  I looked at your web site and admired your work as well.  Crafthaus sure is loaded with talented folks!

At 8:30am on March 21, 2012, Renata Fojtikova said…

Hi 2 Roses! Thank you for visiting my blog. Glad to be a part of your network. Cheers

Renata

At 2:37pm on January 18, 2012, Renee Zettle-Sterling said…

Hi John,

I just found out today that you are running.  That is wonderful.  I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy you and your wife's work.  When I heard that you might be running, I did some research.  Just beautiful!! Warmly, Renee

At 11:40am on May 31, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
You already made good use of that new CRAP stamp?
At 10:53am on May 31, 2011, anne havel said…
thank you very much.  i'm excited!
At 7:33pm on November 23, 2010, Michael Romanik said…
The fellowship is for 2011. I had to write an artist statement, a proposal on how to use the funds and submit up to 15 images of my work. (I submitted 12.) It still hasn't fully sunk in. I'm exhausted from all the tension and stress. I'm also relieved and incredibly honored and humbled by it all...
At 7:31pm on November 23, 2010, Michael Romanik said…
To continue: 5 fellowships were awarded on Monday evening. The remaining 25 applications were reviewed today. 12 more fellowships were given this morning. I wasn't 1 of the 17 so far. Only 3 fellowships were left and I was really certain that I'd get nothing. After another review, 2 more fellowships were given, I was the 19th. It was torture to sit and endure all that but when I heard my application number announced, I was in shock. A friend, who was at the review, e-mailed me and congratulated me. I still didn't believe it, I e-mailed her twice more just to verifyi!
 
 
 

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RULE THE WORLD

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What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley

"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

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