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Damia Smith and Nikki Nation are now friends
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Damia Smith posted photos
Dec 1, 2013
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Dec 1, 2013
Damia Smith is now friends with Jina Seo and Sonni Brickhouse
Oct 17, 2013
Damia Smith left a comment for Jillian Palone
"Thanks Jill!  I love your new brooch!"
Jan 20, 2013
Damia Smith joined Ross Annels's group
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
Dec 7, 2012
Jillian Palone left a comment for Damia Smith
"I love the new performance pieces Damia!   "
Dec 7, 2012
Damia Smith posted videos
Nov 15, 2012
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Nov 13, 2012
Damia Smith joined Farrah Al-Dujaili's group
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Collect_ive 'A New Generation of British Art Jewellers'

Eight contemporary British jewellers have come together to exhibit at the 11th edition of the prestigious SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam from 1st – 4th November. Each with our own style, voice and specialism, Collect_ive aims to promote British art jewellery to a wider audience. We are Farrah Al-Dujaili, Laura Bradshaw-Heap, Melanie Codarin, Katie Lees, Yu-Ping Lin, Grace Page, Natalie Smith and Anna Wales.Together we use a variety of mediums and subjects within our…See More
Nov 6, 2012
Damia Smith liked Yu-Ping Lin (Rainey)'s photo
Oct 13, 2012
Damia Smith joined Lorena Angulo's group
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Behind the Brooch

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 this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Damia Smith joined James Thurman's group
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Turkish Women's Cooperative Project

This group will function as a blog to share updates on the assistance to the Turkish Women's Cooperative.--Winner of the 2012 Crafthaus Project Grant --See More
Oct 8, 2012
Damia Smith joined Rebekah Frank's group
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Koru 4: Kindred Spirits

Information, interviews and updates about Finnish and International contemporary jewelry and posted by Rebekah Frank from the symposium, workshops and exhibitions during Koru 4: Kindred Spirits in Imatra, Finland.See More
Oct 1, 2012
Damia Smith posted photos
Sep 26, 2012
Damia Smith posted photos
Sep 24, 2012

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Lawrence, KS
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University of Kansas
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I am a graduate student in metals at the University of Kansas
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http://www.damiasmith.wix.com/artist-metalsmith

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At 1:41pm on December 7, 2012, Jillian Palone said…

I love the new performance pieces Damia!  

At 3:17pm on November 13, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through November 15, 2014.

Enjoy crafthaus, participate often!

At 7:22pm on December 29, 2010, Jillian Palone said…

featured! woot woot.

At 12:22am on December 22, 2010, Kelly Robinson said…
Congrats girl on being a featured artist!
At 4:33pm on October 16, 2010, Kelly Robinson said…
Picture 5 and 7=silicone. Have you tried Dragon skin?
At 10:11am on October 15, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through Oct 15, 2012.

Enjoy crafthaus, participate often :-)
At 11:07am on October 13, 2010, Jillian Palone said…
hey Damia! The new work is GREAT! I am so happy to see it! How is grad school going?
At 11:32pm on October 11, 2010, Kelly Robinson said…
Yeah! Is that ring silicone?
At 8:47pm on October 4, 2010, Leia Zumbro said…
hey Damia what up? How is school going?!!!
At 8:20pm on October 4, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists, and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us !

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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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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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
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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Co:Operation GARNISH

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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

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
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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!

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