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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…


Can production craft be judged?

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

©Bruce Metcalf 2014


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!


Kathleen Elliot



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