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Scrounging for materials and tools is a central part of my studio practice, and there are great bargains to be found!  In the past year, I’ve purchased a nice amount of silver for about $2/ounce, received several pounds of enamels, and refurbished hundreds of rusty chasing tools.  Luck has a lot of influence, and the generosity of donors cannot be understated, but there are also strategies involved to help make oneself luckier as well. This blog will also promote recycling and reusing by…See More
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Waukegan, IL
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I am a box maker by night and a mechanical designer by day. This helps make the box designs spring purely from passion.
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At 9:59am on June 7, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership payment and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through June 15, 2014.
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At 2:42pm on June 29, 2012, Glen Guarino said…

Hi Jeff,

We have a call for artwork, Enlighten Me will be an online show here at Crafthaus for Chandeliers, lamps of all sizes, accent lighting... neon lighting

Enlighten Me


At 9:28pm on June 3, 2011, Teresa Berger said…
Do you sell?
At 11:46am on May 23, 2011, Glen Guarino said…

Hi Jeff, so glad you joined Crafthaus.  Please consider submitting to our call for 

Crafthaus artists

In addition to our call there are others you may want to look at.


Glen & Marie


At 10:18am on May 23, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Jeff,


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Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Diana Greenwood
‘There is always one moment in childhood…’

Mantel Box 230 x 330 x 45 mm

Mantel Box in Cherry wood with a hinged glass door, containing a silver vessel marked ‘drink me’, marbles, sweets and found objects

A piece about childhood, forgotten toys, favorite stories and the loss of innocence as the future beckons, inspired by ‘Garden of Love’ by William Blake.

Image Credit: Diana Greenwood

View the new CRAFTHAUS online exhibition (October 24-November 24, 2014)

Tales from the Tool Box - Chapter 1

Curated by Mark Fenn - Studiofenn, UK

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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?

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