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"Nunc Stans Ring 2," ring. Delron (acetol resin), sterling silver. 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches
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ROY commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Getting Serious about Getting Gray
"Hi Bruce, I admire how provocative you are about ACC and it was interesting to read about the "dinosaurs." However, I think old women artists are "discovered" more often in their older age. The latest issue in the Wall Street…"
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Catherine Chandler commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Getting Serious about Getting Gray
"I think 2Roses just hit the nail on the head--the underlying problem."
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2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Getting Serious about Getting Gray
"Not an aversion to criticism at all, Bruce. I think you made a few good points. I don't think young versus old is one of them. Historically, this is a self-correcting "problem" BTW. The most telling item you bring up is your exchange…"
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Catherine Chandler commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Getting Serious about Getting Gray
"Bruce, you bring up some good points about the effects of tenure and unending "membership" in shows. Some could argue that the same effects are being seen in craft societies/guilds as well as educational institutions, where the absence of…"
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Bruce Metcalf commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Getting Serious about Getting Gray
"Funny how Mr. Rose characterizes criticism as craft "eating its own." Yet another example of the craft community's pointless aversion to criticism. "
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2Roses commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Getting Serious about Getting Gray
"Yet another shining example of how craft eats its own. As we fumble around in the darkness looking to fault someone, anyone, for our pitiful state it has now become "older" makers turn. Don't worry if you feel left out, eventually the…"
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"I agree with you for the most part, but do have a couple of points:  Quoting Ettore Sottsass who said: "Each Object should represent its time", seems to sum up the issue with the craft fairs: What is sold there does not represent…"
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"In the face of a craft/ing revolution, it seems that the craft establishment are guilty of appalling snobbery. In the UK, this broadly means that if you didn't attend a certain set of art-schools, you are not going to get exhibited and I would…"
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Getting Serious about Getting Gray

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 10:42am 8 Comments

 Last spring, I created an online flap when I posted a comment on my Facebook page about “abstract crapola” at the Baltimore ACC show. I’ll stand by my assessment, but my posting excited a whole string of unrelated responses about the shows. One issue briefly raised by Rachel Timmins was about the aging of…

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Can production craft be judged?

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:00am 90 Comments

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After the recent ruckus about my “abstract crapola” remark on my Facebook feed, a number of interesting issues emerged out of the blizzard of outrage. I want to consider two of the more controversial of them. The first is that production craftspeople should be exempt from judgment. The second is that the advancing age of many makers has no relevance to anything whatsoever, and is politically incorrect to talk about. Well, I absolutely disagree with both…

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At 11:36am on January 20, 2017, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Bruce,

Thanks for signing up again with crafthaus. Your active membership is valid through February 15, 2018.
Now that you’ve successfully re-registered you can get even more involved. This means, you’re not just getting the whole crafthaus picture... you are a part of it. Your contributions via blogs, photos, and discussions will enrich our open crafthaus environment immensely, so please let us know what’s going on in your art life! Don't hold back!

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At 11:31am on February 28, 2012, Kathleen Elliot said…

Hello Bruce,

It's nice to see you here.  I have greatly appreciated your essay on the glass art conundrum. 

It looks as if you last made jewelry in 2010.  I hope you make more!

Welcome.

Kathleen Elliot

 

 

At 5:07pm on February 24, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Bruce,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through March 15, 2013.

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