"Hi there, thank you for adding me as a friend in your crafthaus community. Your work is absolutely stunning! I am an instant fan. The videos are incredibly wonderful to watch. You are the best artist I have seen in ages, you are a ringer for Saul…"
I'm new to Crafthaus and just sent you a friend request. Your work is fantastic. It seems that we are both competing for the holloware award in the Saul Bell competition this year. Your stuff is so original, I love it. I…"
I'm new to Crafthaus and just sent you a friend request. Your work is fantastic. It seems that we are both competing for the holloware award in the Saul Bell competition this year. Your stuff is so original, I love it. I couldn't imagine losing to a better artist than you.
Will you be going to the SNAG show in Toronto in May?
I absolutely love your work. I was lucky to buy a birdhouse necklace from you last summer at Bead & Button. It is framed in a shadow box above my beading table, so I can enjoy looking at it when I'm not wearing it. Beautiful work!
Your work is great Christi! Your lockets, keys, houses and towers appeal to the child in me that never gets old and still adores nooks and crannies, especially if they are made of fine silver and gems. Beautiful work!
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.
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
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!