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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
Feb 7
Kevin Murray commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Georgian Eye Jewellery, c.1790-1820
"A wonderful story Brigitte. It would be interesting to find a connection to the evil eye in jewellery. That would be a long bow, I know, but intriguing."
Sep 14, 2012
Kevin Murray joined Melissa Cameron's group
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Coming up from the south

Jewelery works from emerging artists from Australia. Curated by Melissa Cameron.See More
Aug 30, 2012
Kevin Murray joined ATTA Gallery's group
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A Glimpse of Thai Craft-Based Contemporary Art

Even though Thailand is well-known for its craft and mass-produced decorative products, its craft-based contemporary art is relatively unknown to both local and international markets. Therefore it was my great pleasure to be able to let the world see the kind of craft-based contemporary art created by Thai artists within the past few years.  In this exhibition three fields of craft-based contemporary art are presented:  ceramics (4), jewelry (3) and wood (1).  I hope you enjoy and appreciate…See More
Jul 29, 2012
Kevin Murray liked Ross Annels's discussion Bunya: can’t see the trees for the wood
Jun 5, 2012
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TEDxFargo: Michael Strand - The Spaces Between: Art, Craft and Humanity

"I liked this talk a lot. I admired Michael's generosity, and the productive way he places ceramics at the centre of story exchange. But at the same time, I'm not a ceramicist. I'm curious to know what someone in his field of practice…"
Mar 10, 2012
Kevin Murray commented on Kevin Murray's blog post Denim craft
"The denim articles are here: http://journalofmoderncraft.com/table-of-contents/journal-of-modern-craft-4-3 I hadn't come across Denimu before. He does seem to express the democratic nature of jeans in a very direct way. The articles in JMC…"
Feb 13, 2012
Brigitte Martin commented on Kevin Murray's blog post Denim craft
"I have not seen much really innovative things done with denim. There is one artist, Denimu, I am aware of who works solely in denim.  Here's an image of one of his urban landscapes which I really like: Source:…"
Feb 12, 2012
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Denim craft

Has anyone notice interesting new craft practices with denim? The latest Journal of Modern Craft looks at the place of craft practice in contemporary textile industry. There's a couple of wonderful free articles on the craft of denim production - quite an eye opener!See More
Feb 11, 2012
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Craft, Collaboration and crossing continents

Blogging the journey from my studio cross continents to international collaborations, and the ripples and reflections back into my practice.See More
Feb 1, 2012
Kevin Murray commented on Timothy Jay Nelson's group Steampunk-A gaslamp fantasy made real
"Yes, Steampunk certainly does seem to have a different attitude to technology. But perhaps that is the nature of any contemporary craft movement, that it looks back to the preceding era, whether that's the cottage weavers in the industrial age,…"
Jan 27, 2012
Kevin Murray commented on Timothy Jay Nelson's group Steampunk-A gaslamp fantasy made real
"It's great to read Steampunk expressed so passionately. You make it seem much more than a fashion. We've been talking about the historical comparison between Steampunk and the Arts & Crafts Movement at www.journalofmoderncraft.com.…"
Jan 24, 2012
Kevin Murray joined Timothy Jay Nelson's group
Jan 24, 2012
Kevin Murray and Ross Annels are now friends
Jan 24, 2012
Kevin Murray commented on Melissa Cameron's group ManJewellery
"Very Melbourne!"
Jan 24, 2012
Kevin Murray joined Melissa Cameron's group
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ManJewellery

You're invited to the online exhibition of ManJewellery!See More
Jan 23, 2012

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Denim craft

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 9:43pm 2 Comments

Has anyone notice interesting new craft practices with denim? The latest Journal of Modern Craft looks at the place of craft practice in contemporary textile industry. There's a couple of wonderful free articles on the craft of denim production - quite an eye opener!

New issue of Journal of Modern Craft - Writing Things Well

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 7:44am 6 Comments

The latest issue of Journal of Modern Craft 4.1 contains an interview with A.S. Byatt. author of the Children's Book which explores the Edwardian attitudes to craft. In that she expresses some strong views:

"I decided that a kind of rather flat skepticism, and making things, making things well, is better than a utopian attempt to reform society." A.S. Byatt

We are exploring some of these issues on…

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New issue of Journal of Modern Craft - Does Craft Want to be Free?

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 1:16am 0 Comments

To coincide with the release of JMC 3.2, the online version of the journal has a focus on creative commons for craft.



Traditionally, craft evolved in guilds that limit access to technical knowledge and controlled prices. Today there is talk of

‘digital guilds’ that use open platforms to freely share information.

Yet, the modern design industry depends on the notion of intellectual

property to encourage investment in innovation. How do current systems

like Creative… Continue

Does craft want to be free?

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

Here's an update for Crafthaus members on what's happening at www.journalofmoderncraft.com.



Posts on the Journal of Modern Craft website have attracted some lively discussions recently.

There's a refreshing difference of opinions, particularly between theory and

practice.



The current issue focuses on the culture of the copy in Japan. The next will concern digital…

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Can a copy be creative? Craft in Japan

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 8:08am 0 Comments

The first issue of 2010 for Journal of Modern Craft is out now, with a special focus on Japan. In this case we will be considering in particular the role of the copy in traditional Japanese craft.



The Japanese concept of dentō kōgei ( 'traditional art crafts') recognises the practice of reproducing classic works as an ideal of 'formative expression'. The studio craft movement of the West valued originality. In modern art, the… Continue

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At 7:05pm on June 1, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
It was great meeting you at SNAG. Hope you had a good trip home.

Brigitte

Ps: Timothy is on Crafthaus if you want to be in touch with him.
At 6:01pm on June 21, 2010, Li-Chu Wu said…
Thank you for ur comment~ :)
At 2:13pm on May 14, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Kevin:

I think your group might be interested in a new discussion thread we have going here:

http://crafthaus.ning.com/forum/topics/would-you-put-your-own-work

Best, Brigitte
 
 
 

Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition

RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley

"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

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20th Anniversary Craft Forms 2014 at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

December 5, 2014 at 9am to January 31, 2015 at 5pm
Craft Forms, an international juried exhibition of contemporary craft, is open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and/or mixed media crafts. Collaborative work is accepted. Any works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2012 and must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition. The jurors, Bruce Pepich and David R. McFadden, will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important…See More
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