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Jan Smith joined Erin Knisley's group
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The Steel Road to Touchstone

Thoughts, contemplations, and excitement about the upcoming "Jewelry Fabrication in Steel" course with Sharon Massey at Touchstone Center for Crafts.See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Lorena Angulo's group
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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
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group
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The British are Coming an on-line exhibition of British base Silversmiths

An online exhibition of Silversmiths who currently reside and practice in the UK. The goal is to show the best current contemporary silversmith work from the UK. This exhibition aims to explore if there is a specific British silversmith style that is different from silversmithing styles in other countries.The works submitted have been made from 2011 onwards.Photo left:David Clarke , "INSALTED"Sterling Silver, table salt.10cm x 10cm x 5cmPhotography: David Clarke…See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Rule The World

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"RULE THE WORLD" Adornments to live out your DeficienciesAll things considered, despots are a pretty diverse group. They’re not satisfied with just being loved, no, they want to be loved sincerely. If all else fails, they’ll force you. What are the adornments of dictators,…See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Amber O'Harrow's group
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Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont

Arrowmont: after 25 years, I am returning to the place where it all started for me as a fiber artist.  That embarrassing picture is me, Amber O’Harrow (then Amber Wood), with my first weaving, turned into a bag.  Let’s see where my journey has led me since then, as I follow my guide, Pat Hickman on an exploration of fiber sculpture at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Leisa Rich's group
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Invisible:VisAble Exhibition

Art can be a way to heal. Many artists privately face invisible medical and mental illness challenges that others are unaware of because they look, and act, absolutely normal. Some artists creatively tap into these challenges and give voice to them through a variety of mediums and styles. Invisible:VisAble, curated by artist Leisa Rich, is an art exhibition that features several artists whose art works are informed by their challenges. It is to be held in Atlanta October 30-November 27, 2015 at…See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Jivan Astfalck's group
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MakeWay - BIAD MA 2013

MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products is the title of our course programme, which the jewellers and designer-makers featured below have experienced. This is however a very limited and traditional description when one considers the wide variety of studio methods, artefacts and products that are within the province of the designer who has knowledge and expertise in the area of personal ornaments, body signification and decorative metal objects. The variety of materials,…See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith 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
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Creative Photography

Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!See More
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Heidemarie Herb's group
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Italian Contemporary Jewellery Artists - Part 1

I'm pleased to present the first part of artworks by Italian contemporary jewellery artists.Enjoy the exhibit!Curator: Heidemarie HerbSee More
Apr 29
Jan Smith 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
Apr 29
Jan Smith 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
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

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
Apr 29
Jan Smith 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
Apr 29
Jan Smith 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
Apr 29
Jan Smith joined Glen Guarino's group
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A Midsummer Day's Dream

We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus.  All artwork is designed and made by the artists.  The lead image is Hanging Planter by Chelsea Fay. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
Apr 29

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Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
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Studio
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Maker
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http://jansmith.ca
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enamel

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At 11:11am on July 9, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through July 15, 2016.

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At 4:14pm on January 27, 2013, Leslie A. Schug said…

Hi Jan, The enamel on steel pieces are great! Thanks for friending me...Leslie

At 7:49pm on August 19, 2012, anne havel said…

since i'm in vermont, i'm actually closer to toronto than you, it would appear.  i'm pondering driving instead of flying so i might take the fam with me.  but school is still in session, so i'll have to weigh that.  have getting the passports penciled in for late fall so i'll have them on time.  i've never been to toronto so i'm excited about going.  i'm glad you'll be there.  i have to make time to meet up with you to just chat.  i love your work and would love to just talk.  thanks so muhc.  anne

At 8:06pm on August 8, 2012, anne havel said…

hope i'll see you there too.  are you far from toronto?  i believe you are in canada, but i don't know where.

At 1:23pm on July 28, 2012, Patsy Kay Kolesar said…

Thanks so much Jan!  Your enamel work is incredible, so it means a lot to have a compliment from you! Yes, I hope to be at the next guild meeting.  Enjoy your summer, Patsy. 

 
 
 

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What is broken is not lost - Packaging

Artist: Natalia Araya

Sometimes, when something is broken, we take it for granted and decide it doesn't serve its purpose anymore. It just will never be the same again. Even if it's fixed, we are overlooking the immense potential things can have. With this small series, I would like to invite you to think twice next time something (or someone) broken crosses your path.

Horse: Porcelain, sterling silver, watch parts, leather.

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