"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!
Last day of October and spooky hallowe'en is here again. I've never much bothered with the festival as I'm not much of a horror fan but this year I've been paying a bit more attention and have been finding it quite funny, especially the non-gendered gingerbread person biscuits which one of the fashion students had iced to look like skeletons:…See More
The only place for cloth fibers, human hair and dust in my home is the vacuum cleaner, but that's not the case for Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki, who loves to use them to create detailed miniature scenes that depict Japan's industrial…See More
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!