"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!
INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. 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!