"I have been collecting stuff and find owners as soon as possible - just passed on pitch pine flooring I reclaimed from a skip to a talented carpenter. I try not to let the newly acquired stuff touch the sides, otherwise I get more inclined to keep…"
UpdateI have had a busy schedule this year, in spite of pulling out of almost all my galleries and shops in January. I have been heavily involved in organising events in conjunction with Wirral Council and running my networking group "With These Hands" for visual artists in Wirral -becoming more of a promoter of events and organiser than an actual maker. I was able to return to the…See More
"My interesting recycling and re-using project for 2011 is major! I am about to have an extension and new kitchen put in. I am going to distribute the kitchen and the utility room cabinets and doors and tiles and wiring to my network of artists to…"
"Yes, I have had around 10 hats stolen over the years. One when a gallery closed down and went into receivership and I think a member of staff stole it to cover wages not paid, then I had four stolen from a gallery directors car after a major hat…"
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Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition...
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures from Taiwan will be highlighted on Crafthaus as an online exhibition from May 8 to June 7, 2013.
"Interesting conference - I learned a lot. My favorite presentations were historical - one on innovations in tool capabilities since antiquity and the resulting impacts on jewelry, another on the development of manufacturing equipment for the jewelry…"
I'll leave my Toronto report with a few notes about the conference lectures and presentations. I'd have to say that there certainly was a mosaic of diversity in the 3+ days at the Royal York Hotel. From Damian Skinner's stoic keynote series on the jewelry making/marketing universe in his musical New Zealand accent, through a series of very short "rapid-fire" presentations by a wide variety of artists, to the Professional Development Seminar that lashed the artists and their works to the…See More
"Just got tickets for myself and another friend for the concert... we'll be on the dance floor, too! Can't wait to see Santana live... more excited for the extra-curriculars, than the jewelry show itself... YAY! The roller…"
- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist and maker.
Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!