"I have the same problems as the two women who already wrote. Another big problem for me is to separate my work life from my private life. For me, they just flow together, there IS no sepparation. I must say that this is not a problem for me…"
""If artwork is about the environmental issues surrounding water, do you think it is problematic to create volumes of trash and air pollution with spray paint cans?"
Good question - I think it is really a mixed message that is…"
"Spot on advice. Merci. I am very much introvert, like nothing better then to sit in hidingg but when I go to a large event I make a vow to myself to talk up at least 2 new people which I have never met before and do not know from anywhere. It…"
A blog about my experience of this year’s NCECA conference. Keeping within the context of this year’s theme, I will interpret what it means to be a contemporary ceramic artist working amidst traditions of the past. See More
Plastic + Metal will be highlighted on Crafthaus from March 13 - April 13. This online exhibition shows different perspectives on how Crafthaus members are applying plastic and metal to craft objects.Curated By: Brice Garrett See More
A show at Crafthaus has more of an audience then a gallery and offers a permanent stage to the world. We do love gallery shows, but at Crafthaus submission is easy, doesn't cost anything for members. In addition to our calls there are others you may be interested in.
We try to make the submission process as painless as possible! If you have any questions please let us know. Glen & Marie
Hi Julie, thanks for the friend request and the photo comment! I've commented back on the brooch answering your questions. I really love the designs you've posted- fashion is a big inspiration in my work and I've just had a good time perusing your website. Thanks again for the add, speak soon-
You're very welcome. I'm glad to hear that you're getting something valuable out of my ranting. These topics are applicable to all artists and small business owners regardless of location and specialty. That's why it is so important to build a team of professionals to help you.
On another note your work is fantastic. FYI I studied fashion before focusing on jewelry. Couture is a HUGE inspiration. Perhaps we can collaborate on something one day :)
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!