Erika Uzmann
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Buckle Up: Belt Buckles Beyond Function

The belt buckle has long been a functional object.  It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement.  This exhibition features a collection of contemporary, hand crafted belt buckles that really examine what this amazing accessory can do beyond its solely functional past. See More
Oct 11
Tara J. Brannigan joined Erika Uzmann's group
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Buckle Up: Belt Buckles Beyond Function

The belt buckle has long been a functional object.  It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement.  This exhibition features a collection of contemporary, hand crafted belt buckles that really examine what this amazing accessory can do beyond its solely functional past. See More
Sep 7
Erika Uzmann joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Play That Funky Music !

Exhibition Date May 1 - June 1, 2014 You hear a piece of music and it sends you back in time. Suddenly you remember situations, sights, smells, and certain people as if it happened yesterday. What is the relationship between music and craft? Are there craft pieces that relate to favorite songs?How about a vase made while listening to opera? A table inspired by hard rock? Footwear to go with Lady Gaga? What are the lyrics that draw you in and inspire you to create?See More
Jun 17
Erika Uzmann joined Patsy Kay Kolesar's group
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Images of Creative Communion

My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, Pennsylvania. See More
Jun 17
Brigitte Martin liked Erika Uzmann's photo
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Erika Uzmann posted photos
Apr 17
Bryan Petersen commented on Erika Uzmann's photo
Mar 28
Bruce Metcalf and Erika Uzmann are now friends
Mar 23
Erika Uzmann joined Atelier Hg's group
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2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennale

A look back at the exhibition in Beijing and 2013 Beijing Design Week.Group Host: Ezra Satok-WolmanSee More
Mar 18
Erika Uzmann joined Jennifer Merchant's group
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A Look Behind the Scenes of the SNAG Conference

Join me as I share my experiences working as a volunteer to help plan the 2014 SNAG conference “From Grains to Gold.” See More
Mar 18
Erika Uzmann joined Parker Brown's group
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Crescent Moon Armoury

Begun in 2005 by metalsmith, Parker Brown, Crescent Moon Armoury is a small business dedicated to the continuing craft of historical armour smithing.  The majority of its work focuses on historical armour for the modern collectors and martial artists.  Each piece is made according to the specific measurements and needs of the individual client.  In a modern world that has forgotten the true meaning of "custom made", Crescent Moon Armoury strives to retain, preserve and advance the true craft…See More
Mar 18
Erika Uzmann joined Sarah EK Muse's group
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Artisans Center of Virginia

The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) develops and implements systems and strategies to improve economic outcomes for Virginia artisans and their communities while assisting them in promoting their local artisan culture.ACV realizes that in order to best serve Virginia’s artisans it needs to attract the public and provide sustainable economic opportunities to developing artist businesses while working to encourage tomorrow’s artisans and keep the culture of Virginia craft innovating, thriving…See More
Mar 18
Erika Uzmann joined Kathy Maves's group
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Kathy Maves, NCECA

Kathy Maves discusses the 2014 NCECA conference, Material World, March 19th-22nd, and all thing clay throughout 2014. Look for updates and details of the conference topics and exhibitions. See More
Mar 18
Erika Uzmann posted photos
Feb 24
Erika Uzmann joined alice simpson's group
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HUNGER

Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or P O W E R.The works selected for this exhibition offer a wide range of ideas and images which go beyond food.See More
Jan 15
Randi Harper joined Erika Uzmann's group
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Buckle Up: Belt Buckles Beyond Function

The belt buckle has long been a functional object.  It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement.  This exhibition features a collection of contemporary, hand crafted belt buckles that really examine what this amazing accessory can do beyond its solely functional past. See More
Jan 14
 

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At 4:35pm on November 5, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

It was great to finally meet you at SOFA! Glad to see you back in the saddle :-)))

At 1:38pm on November 4, 2013, alice simpson said…

Hi Erika,

 Please be sure to enter your work in HUNGER, the online crafthaus exhibition.

Alice

At 11:52am on June 1, 2012, Alice Alper-Rein said…

Wonderful work on a serious topic!

 

At 7:49pm on April 10, 2012, Randy Long said…

I love your work Erika, especially the red cow bracelet and the table full of cow brooches.

At 2:37pm on April 10, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Erika,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through April 15, 2015.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website editor are vetted to assure a measure of overall quality control. Unlike other image sharing websites, crafthaus is not a "free-for-all". Our members present their work in front of an educated and critical audience (their peers,) so the photos have to be GREAT. Our goal is to show our members' work in the best possible light. From the many images received daily, we aim to post as many as possible. Crafthaus heartily encourages comments from the membership, however, with regard to photos posted or not, we have a strict "NO WHINING" policy in effect! 

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor@live.com anytime, I will do my best to be of help.

I hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
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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.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

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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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